Perfect Tense of Avoir + Passer

Perfect Tense of AVOIR + Use of PASSER

Practice via a Video clip + downloadable Gap Fill Exercise.
The Perfect Tense of AVOIR
is formed by using the present tense of AVOIR  followed by the past participle of AVOIR:  EU
J’ai  +  eu   I had, I have had
E.g.
J’ai eu une bonne surprise
I had a lovely surprise

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

(Uses of the verb AVOIR here)

WHEN TO USE PASSER:
The verb PASSER must be used instead of AVOIR to talk about having had a good/bad time in French 
because in French people talk about ‘having spent time’:

PASSERto spend (time) … especially in the past
Passé  is the past participle of Passer
E.g:
J’ai passé une belle journée
I had a lovely day, I have had a lovely day  
J’ai passé un bon weekend
I had a good weekend

Questions + Answers:
Tu as passé de bonnes vacances?
Oui, j’ai passé de bonnes vacances.
Non, je n’ai pas passé de bonnes vacances.

Formal/plural:

Vous avez passé un bon weekend?
Oui, nous avons passé un bon weekend.
Non, nous n’avons pas passé un bon weekend …

Downloadable Gap Fill Worksheet:

Use of Passer instead of Avoir in the Perfect Tense Worksheet

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