2 Some verbs take être instead of avoir in the past tense allé (went)resté (stayed)parti (left)entré (came in)arrivé (arrived)monté (went up)venu (came)je suistu esIl/elle estNous sommesVous êtesIls/elles sont
3 Some verbs take être instead of avoir in the past tense retourné (returned)rentré (returned)revenu (came back)né (born)sorti (went out)tombé (fell)mort (died)descendu (went down)je suistu esIl/elle estNous sommesVous êtesIls/elles sont
4 How do you know which ones take avoir and which take être? There are two ways to remember:MR VANS TRAMPEDORLEARN THEM IN GROUPS
5 Monter Tomber Retourner, Rester revenir and rentrer Aller Mourir Venir MonterRetourner,revenir andrentrerVenirArriverNaîtreSortirTomberResterAllerMourirPartirEntrerDescendre
6 naître to be bornmourir to diemonter to go updescendre to go downarriver to arrivepartir to leavevenir to comealler to goentrer to go insortir to go outretourner to returnrevenir to returnrentrer to returntomberrester
7 Task 2 … Spend 4 minutes memorising the verbs that take être. Then write them out from memory
9 Remember … With the verbs that take être only… The past participle must agree with the person who is doing the action.Add an S if there is more than one person.Nous sommes allésAdd an E if a female is doing the action.Elle est alléeAdd both E and S if it is a group of femalesElles sont allées
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