Perfect Tense of Avoir + Use of Passer

Perfect Tense of Avoir + Use of Passer

I had = J’ai eu
I had a good holiday = J’ai passé de bonnes vacances

The Perfect Tense of AVOIR is formed by using its Present Tense + its Past Participle – EU.

J’ai  eu                    = I had
Tu as eu                 = you had
Il a eu                      = he had
Elle a eu                = she had
Nous avons eu  = we had
Vous avez eu     = you had (pl)
Ils ont eu              = They had
Elles ont eu         = They had

Examples of AVOIR in the Perfect Tense:

J’ai eu du travail = I had some work

Tu as eu peur = You were frightened.

Il a eu envie de partir = He wanted to leave.

Nous avons eu une idée = We had an idea.

Vous avez eu besoin d’aide = You needed help.

Ils ont eu tort. = They were wrong.

I had a good holiday in French

Use PASSER instead of AVOIR to talk about having had a good or bad time/holiday/weekend/day:
PASSER = to spend (time) … especially in the past
Passé  is the past participle of Passer
J’ai passé une belle journée.
I had a lovely day

J’ai passé un bon weekend.
I had a good weekend.

As-tu passé de bonnes vacances?
Oui, j’ai passé de bonnes vacances.
Non, je n’ai pas passé de bonnes vacances.

Avez-vous passé un bon weekend?
Oui, nous avons passé un bon weekend.
Non, nous n’avons pas passé un bon weekend.


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#1. (Did you have) ________ un bon weekend?

#2. (I did not have) ______ un bon weekend.

#3. (I had) _____ trop de travail.

#4. Est-ce que ton chien (had) ______ un bon réveillon?

#5. Non, (he did not have) _______ un bon réveillon.

#6. (He was frightened) _______ des feux d'artifices.

#7. Ma mère (had) _______ une très belle surprise.

#8. (She spent) _____ le weekend à Paris avec mon père.

#9. (Did you have) ______ de bonnes vacances?

#10. Oui, (we had) _____ de bonnes vacances en Espagne.



Très bien!

Have another go after practice with the following A Green Mouse resource:

Perfect Tense of Avoir Passer

For practice and revision of uses of the verb Avoir go to:
Uses of the VERB AVOIR