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How do you use être in a sentence?

Être = to be somewhere I’m in Nice. La France est en Europe. France is in Europe. However, être à plus a noun or stressed pronoun means “to belong to” – learn more.

What are the 17 passé composé être verbs?

The following is a list of verbs that use être (for intransitive usage) as their auxiliary verbs in passé composé:

  • Devenir – to become – (être) devenu(e)(s)
  • Revenir – to come back – (être) revenu(e)(s)
  • Monter – to go up – (être) monté(e)(s)
  • Rester – to stay – (être) resté(e)(s)
  • Sortir – to exit – (être) sorti(e)(s)

How do you write être in passé composé?

The passé composé of 17 verbs is formed by combining the present tense of être (je suis, tu es, il est, nous sommes, vous êtes, ils sont) and then adding the past participle of the verb showing the action.

What is an example of passé composé?

I danced (simple past) I have danced (present perfect) I did dance (past emphatic)

What is être in past tense?

The past participle of être is “été​“. Note that the past participle été will never agree with anything…

What is an être verb?

The French verb être means to be. It can be used in its various conjugations to form descriptions when paired with adjectives.

What are the 13 être verbs?

allé, arrivé, venu, revenu, entré, rentré, descendu, devenu, sorti, parti, resté, retourné, monté, tombé, né et mort.

What is the past participle of être?

été​
The past participle of être is “été​“. Note that the past participle été will never agree with anything…

What is the past tense of être?

French Verb Conjugations

Present Imperfect
Passé composé Past perfect
j’ ai été avais été
tu as été avais été
il a été avait été

What are the forms of être?

Verb tables: Etre

Person Present (I am) Future (I will be)
1st Singular. je suis je serai
2nd Singular tu es tu seras
3rd Singular il / elle / on est il (..) sera
1st plural nous sommes nous serons

How do you form être?

Some verbs use être as an auxiliary verb. They are usually verbs that involve movement, such as aller (to go), arriver (to arrive), sortir (to go out) and partir (to leave)….Forming the perfect tense with être.

je suis I am
nous sommes we are
vous êtes you are
ils/elles sont they are

Why do some verbs use être in passé composé?

Verbs that indicate a change of state (devenir = to become) also use être when forming the passé composé. All reflexive verbs require the use of être when forming the passé composé.

How do you use être and Avoir in passé composé?

In these cases you would use avoir to form the passé composé because the verb now has a direct object. Verbs that indicate a change of state (devenir = to become) also use être when forming the passé composé. All reflexive verbs require the use of être when forming the passé composé.

What is past tense of être?

For the verb être, it is formed with the auxiliary verb avoir in the present indicative tense and the past participle of être = été​.

How do you conjugate être in a sentence?

Let’s conjugate ÊTRE

  1. I am = Je suis. I am a woman = Je suis une femme.
  2. You are = Tu es (casual) You are so friendly = Tu es si gentil.
  3. She is = Elle est.
  4. He is = Il est.
  5. We are = on est.
  6. We are = nous sommes.
  7. You are = vous êtes (formal or you all)
  8. They are = Elles sont (for an exclusively feminine group)

How do you use passé composé in French?

To conjugate the passé composé we use the present tense of avoir or être as an auxiliary verb, followed by the past participle (participe passé) of the main verb. In negative sentences, the past participle comes after the second part of the negation (pas). Example: J’ai rigolé.

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