The verbs être and avoir in the passé composé in French

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The verbs être and avoir in the passé composé

The verbs être (to be) and avoir (to have) are conjugated in the passé composé in the following way:

être en
J’ai été
Tu as été
Il a été/elle a été
Nous avons été
Vous avez été
Ils ont été/elles ont été
avoir en
J’ai eu
Tu as eu
Il a eu/elle a eu
Nous avons eu
Vous avez eu
Ils ont eu/elles ont eu
Les enfants n’ont pas été sages. The children weren’t well-behaved.
Nous avons eu beaucoup de chance de rencontrer Victor. We were very lucky to meet Victor.

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