Concept Test #29 – Passé Composé with Avoir

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/tap2.html

Give the passé composé of the verb indicated in parentheses.

  1. Fiona: Corey, est-ce que tu ______ de l’insecticide? (boire)
  2. Tex: J’ ______ de nouveaux poèmes. (écrire)
  3. Tex et Edouard ______ le match de foot. (regarder)
  4. Tex et Tammy ______ des amis hier soir. (rencontrer)
  5. Tammy ______ beaucoup de crêpes pour la fête. (préparer)
  6. Tex ______ visite à Paw-Paw. (rendre)
  7. Tammy et Bette ______ du shopping hier. (faire)
  8. Tammy: Corey et Joe-Bob, est-ce que vous ______ mes devoirs dans le frigo? (voir)
  9. Tammy et Bette: Nous ______ n’est-ce pas, Tex? (mincir)
  10. Tammy: Joe-Bob, est-ce que tu ______ la leçon? (comprendre)
  11. Les étudiants ______ à Tex. (ne pas obéir)
  12. Fiona: Alors, est-ce qu’on ______ le film? (aimer)

The rules:

  • This tense is called the passé composé because it is composed of two elements: the present tense of an auxiliary verb (either avoir or être), followed by a past participle.
  • In most instances the auxiliary verb is avoir, but some verbs require être as the auxiliary. This section we focus on avoir.
  • For regular verbs with an infinitive ending in -er, the past participle is formed by replacing the final -er of the infinitive with –é, an infinitive ending in -ir is formed by dropping the final -r from the infinitive, an infinitive ending in -re is formed by replacing the final -re of the infinitive with –u.
  • There are many irregular past participles that you should memorize (see link at top).
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