French 101 Notes Le Passe Compose

French 101 Notes Le Passe Compose - are introduced. o Elle...

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French 101 Notes: Le Passe Compose Passe Compose This common past tense is used in French for narrating telling what just happened o Tu es mange? The passé compose is called a compound tense because it is composed of two parts, an auxiliary verb and past particle. The auxiliary verb (voir) is conjugated in the present. To form the past particle of –er verbs, drop the final ‘r’ (aimer) and add accent aigu. o Nous avons mange au restaurant. Ils on paye mon diner. Negative expressions go around the auxiliary verb, the particle follows. o Claude n’a pas oublie les baguettes. o Claudine n’a jamais mange de chips ou de salsita. Irregular verbs have irregular past participles that must be learned as they
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Unformatted text preview: are introduced. o Elle na pas pris de pain hier. o Jai fait les courses la semaine derniere. A few common verbs like aller use etre as the auxiliary in the pass compose. o Il est alle a Montreal? o Non, il est alle a Quebec. Some other verbs requiring etre in the pass compose: o Arriver, entrer dans, monter dans, passer par, rentrer, rester, retourner, tomber The past participle of verbs conjugated with etre agrees in number and gender with the subject of the verb. o La famille est arrive sous un ciel ensoleille. o Papa est tombe dans la neige!...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course FRENCH 101 taught by Professor Gaudin during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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