Generally - , spent Je suis pass(e) par la ptisserie . (I...

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Generally, the verbs  descendre, monter, passer, rentrer, retourner , and  sortir  use  être  as their helping  verb. They may, however, take  avoir  as their helping verb when they are used with a direct object.  The meaning of these verbs differs according to the helping verb that is used:  descendre:   with  être , got off, went down; with  avoir , took down  Tu es descendu(e) du train . (You got off the train.)  J'ai descendu l'escalier . (I went downstairs.)  Il a descendu sa valise . (He took down his suitcase.)  monter:   with  être , went down; with avoir, took up  Elles sont montées . (They went upstairs.)  Nous avons monté nos affaires . (We took [brought] up our things.)  passer:   with  être , passed by;  with   avoir
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Unformatted text preview: , spent Je suis pass(e) par la ptisserie . (I passed by the pastry shop.) Il a pass un mois au Canada . (He spent a month in Canada.) rentrer: with tre , came in; with avoir , brought in Vous tes rentr(e)(s) tt . (You came home early.) Elle a rentr le chat . (She brought in the cat.) retourner: with tre , returned; with avoir , turned over Il est retourn Paris . (He returned to Paris.) Ils ont retourn la chaise . (They turned over the table.) sortir: with tre , went out; with avoir, took out Elles sont sorties . (They went out.) Il a sorti son portefeuille . (He took out his wallet.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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