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THE PERFECT TENSE Formation The Perfect Tense in French is formed of two parts: i) an AUXILIARY VERBii) a PAST PARTICIPLE 95% of French verbs use the present.

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1 THE PERFECT TENSE Formation The Perfect Tense in French is formed of two parts: i) an AUXILIARY VERBii) a PAST PARTICIPLE 95% of French verbs use the present tense ofavoir as their auxiliary verb. AVOIR j'ai – I have tu as – you (s/fam) have il/ elle/ on a – he has nous avons – we have vous avez – you (pl/pol) have ils ont – they (m) have Regular Verbs form their past participle in the following ways: ER VerbsRE VerbsIR Verbs jouer = jouévendre = vendufinir = fini

2 Examples J'ai joué au tennis. I played tennis / have played tennis) Mon frère a vendu son vélo. My brother sold his bike / has sold his bike) Elles ont fini les devoirs. They finished / have finished the homework)

3 Irregular Past Participles InfinitiveMeaningPast Participle avoirto haveeu boireto drinkbu devoirto have todûdû écrireto writeécrit êtreto beété faireto do/makefait lireto readlu pouvoirto be able topu prendreto takepris recevoirto receivereçu voirto see vouloirto wantvoulu

4 Irregular Past Participles Examples: Jai lu le journal.I have read the paper. Il a fait ses devoirs. He did his homework. Vous avez pris le train?Did you take the train?


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