2 To tell what happened in the past, use the passé composé verb tense in French. Passé composé has two parts: a helping verb and a past participle.Most verbs use avoir as their helping verb. Use the form of avoir that matches the subject of the sentence.Replace the –er verb ending with é to form a verb’s past participle.
3 chercher (to look for) J’ ai cherché nous avons cherché tu as cherché vousavez cherchéil/elle/ona cherchéils/ellesont cherché
4 The passé composé can be translated in three different ways in English. J’ai mangé:I ateI have eatenI did eat
5 To say something didn’t happen, place ne…pas around the helping verb. Je n’ai pas trouvé de chemise à ma taille.I didn’t find a shirt in my size.
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