How does the passe compose work with etre?

Basically I am really not understanding how it works and I need all the help I can get. I know about the dr and mrs vandertramp stuff but if anyone could show me how it basically all fits together i'd really appreciate it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Basically, passe compose is conjugated like this:


    present tense of avoir or etre

    past participle

    Avoir is the one you would use for everything EXCEPT the dr and mrs vandertramp list. so for example:

    j'ai fini mes devoirs.

    (I finished my homework)

    Etre is used instead of avoir with the dr and mrs vandertramp verbs:

    e.g. Je suis née au états unis.

    (I was born in the United States)

    So it all comes down to which verb it's the past tense of, which is the past participle.

    I hope that helped!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the passecompose of etre is:

    je suis

    tu es

    il/elle est

    nous sommes

    vous etes

    ils/elles sont

    hope i helped (:

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