Using the Past Participle

Using the Past Participle - • As an adjective, which,...

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Using the Past Participle The past participle is used:  With a preceding helping (auxiliary) verb (  avoir  or  être ) to form compound tenses:  J'ai fait de mon mieux.  (I did my best.)  Je suis allée en ville.  (I went downtown.)  Il avait fini son travail.  (He had finished his work.)  Il était rentré tard.  (He had arrived home late.)  Nous aurions gagné.  (We would have won.)  Nous serions sortis.  (We would have gone out.)  Elle aura attendu longtemps.  (She will have waited a long time.)  Elle sera partie avant lui.  (She will have left before him.) 
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Unformatted text preview: • As an adjective, which, therefore, must agree in number and gender with the noun or pronoun it modifies: • Elle est épuisée. (She is exhausted.) • Ils sont des hommes distingués. (They are distinguished men.) In the passé composé , past participles that use avoir as their helping verb agree in number and gender with a preceding direct object noun or pronoun: • Voici la lettre qu'elle a écrite. (Here is the letter that she wrote.) • Les filles? Je les ai vues lundi. (The girls? I saw them on Monday.)...
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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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