The compound past tense

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The compound past tense (past indefinite), more commonly known as the  passé  composé , refers to an action or event completed in the past. In English, it may be  expressed by using the past participle (the -ed form of the verb) or by using the helping  verbs “have” or “did” with the past participle: He has finished studying.  The word “compound” in this tense is important because it tells you that this tense is 
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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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