Using avoir as the helping verb is a logical choice in a tense that expresses an action that has occ

Using avoir as the helping verb is a logical choice in a tense that expresses an action that has occ

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Using  avoir  as the helping verb is a logical choice in a tense that expresses an action that has  occurred. Although English usage often omits the use of “have” when it is implied (You may say, “I  lost my keys” and not, “I have lost my keys”), in French, you must always use the helping verb:  J'ai  perdu mes clefs To form the  passé composé  of verbs using  avoir , conjugate  avoir  in the present tense  (j'ai, tu as, il a,  nous avons, vous avez, ils ont)  and add the past participle of the verb expressing the action. Put the 
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Unformatted text preview: words together this way: subject + helping verb (usually avoir ) + past participle. The passé composé , a compound past tense, is formed by combining two elements: when (the action has taken place and, therefore, requires the helping verb avoir ) and what (the action that has happened and, therefore, requires the past participle of the regular or irregular verb showing the particular action). See Figure 1 ....
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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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