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Perfect Tense of Avoir + Passer

PERFECT TENSE OF AVOIR + Use of PASSER

The Perfect Tense of AVOIR is formed by the Present Tense of Avoir + 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.

When to use PASSER instead of AVOIR:
French people talk about having spent time.
Use PASSER instead of AVOIR to talk about having had a good or bad time in French:

PASSER = to 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 …

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