How do you write the past tense in French?

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How do you write the past tense in French?

To form the past tense, you use this formula: present tense of the verb avoir or être + the past participle. Most of the verbs use avoir, but two groups (namely the reflexive verbs and some verbs that mostly refer to or involves bodily movement or some kind of physical activity) use être.

What is I went in passé composé?

You will first need an auxiliary verb, either AVOIR or ÊTRE, that you conjugate in present tense. Then you will need the past participle of the verb you want to conjugate in passé composé. For example: J’ai parlé (I spoke) Je suis allé (I went)

What is the verb for went in French?

French verb focus: aller, ‘to go’ – FrenchEntrée.

What is the past tense of I?

The past tense refers to event that have happened in the past. The basic way to form the past tense in English is to take the present tense of the word and add the suffix -ed. For example, to turn the verb “walk” into the past tense, add -ed to form “walked.” .

Is Je suis past tense?

When you form the perfect tense with être, the past participle agrees with the subject of the verb (the person doing the action). If the subject pronoun is feminine plural, add -es to the past participle of the main verb → allées. So the perfect tense of aller (to go) is: je suis allé(e)- I went.

Was were in past tense?

When to use were Whereas was is the singular past tense of to be, were is used for both the third person plural past tense (they and we) and the second person past tense (you). In the past indicative, were acts similar to was. “They were at the store,” you could say, for example.

How does the past tense work in French?

In French, the past tense works basically the same way as in English. It is also formed by two words just like its English counterpart by using the verb avoir (in most cases) which means ‘to have’, or être which means ‘to be’ before the main verb.

How to use the present tense of Aller in French?

Just as in English, we can express the idea ‘I am going to do (something) with the present tense of aller plus the infinitive (to …..) of a second verb. Je vais sortir. – I am going to go out. Tu vas venir avec moi. – You are going to come with me. Elle va acheter une voiture.

What does it mean to go in French?

Tu vas – You go, you are going (sing.fam.) Il va – He/It goes, he/it is going. Elle va – She/It goes, she/it is going. Nous allons – We go, we are going. Vous allez – You go, you are going (pl.pol.) Ils vont – They (m.) go, they are going. Elles vont – They (f.) go, they are going.

Is the Passe Compose a present or past tense?

The passé composé is a compound tense using either the helping verb avoir or etre, followed by the past participle of the verb. The imparfait is conjugated using the nous form of the verb in the present tense followed by the appropriate imparfait ending. To unlock this lesson you must be a Member.

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