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- use avoir for passé composé - is often used with the passé composé with an infinitive to speculate on what must have happened a. example: Ils ont dû payer le repas à l’avance. → They had to pay for the meal in advance. b. example: Augustin a dû trop manger hier soir. → Augustin must have eaten too much last night. - can be used in the imparfait with an infinitive to express supposed to a. example: Je devais faire mes devoirs. → I was supposed to do my homework. b. example: Vous deviez arriver à huit heures. → You were supposed to arrive at 8 o’clock. Vouloir - to want - vouloir used with the infinitive dire is translated as to mean a. example: Nous voulons dire exactement le contraire. → We mean exactly the opposite. b. example: Biscuit? Ça veut dire cookie en francais. → Biscuit? That means cookie in French. - bien vouloir is used to express willingness a. example: Oui, je veux bien prendre de la glace. → Yes, I’ll gladly have some ice cream. b. example: Nous voulons bien manger avec vous demain soir. → We’d love to eat with you tomorrow evening. - is used in the passé composé with an infinitive in negative sentences to express refused to a. example: J'ai essayé, mais il n’a pas voulu parler. → I tried, but he refused to talk. b. example: Elles n’ont pas voulu débarrasser la table. → They refused to clear the table. Pouvoir - to be able to [can] - is used in the passé composé with an infinitive to express managed to do something a. example: Nous avons pu tout finir. → We managed to finish everything. b. example: Fathia a pu nous trouver. → Fathia managed to find us.
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  • Winter '16
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Latin, Passé composé, Romance languages, Gerund, Verbal noun

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