4 Passé Composé with AVOIR Exercises – French

french passe compose with avoir exercises

Hello, dear student! Today, we will be working on some practice exercises that focus on the use of past participles and the passé composé tense in French. We’ll also be diving into a bit of translation between English and French.

These activities are crucial for building your proficiency in French and ensuring that you have a solid understanding of past tense conjugation, a key part of the language.

Do your best to fill in the blanks and select the right answers. Remember, these exercises are meant to challenge you and help you grow in your learning. Let’s get started!

The Passé Composé is the tense that is most usually used to refer to acts that have taken place in the past. Based on the circumstances, it can be put into English in three distinct ways.

Passé composé = to have and to be in the present tense + past participle.
Most verbs use “avoir”.

For verbs ending in the terminaison -er, the past participle is formed by replacing -er of the infinitive with .
Ex: marcher becomes marché

Poser in the passé composé
J’ai posé
Tu as posé
Il a posé
Nous avons posé
Vous avez posé
Ils ont posé

The past participle of verbs with an infinitive ending in -ir is formed by taking off the final -r from the infinitive.
Ex: the past participle of finir is fini.

The past participle of regular verbs with an infinitive ending in -re is formed by replacing the final -re of the infinitive with -u.
Ex: the past participle of descendre is descendu.

 

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1) Fill in the blanks with the correct past participle.

 

a) J’ai (étudier)

 

b) Nous avons (rougir)

 

c) Il a (mincir)

 

d) Elles ont (grossir)

 

e) On a (maigrir)

 

f) Tu as (travailler)

 

g) J’ai (jouer)

 

h) J’ai (terminer)

 

2) Choose the Correct Answer – Passé Composé with AVOIR

 

a) Elle …………………… (acheter) un cadeau pour sa maman.

 

b) Il ………………… (jouer) aux échecs.

 

c) Nous ………………… (étudier) pour l’examen.

 

d) Elle ………………… (parler) avec eux.

 

e) Il …………………… (commander) un canapé sur internet.

 

f) Nous …………………… (préparer) le repas.

 

g) Vous …………………… (regarder) la télé.

 

h) J’…………………… (essuyer) la vitrine.

 

3) Can you Translate these?

 

a) I played.

J’ai joué.

 

b) I finished.

 

c) We finished.

 

d) I worked.

 

e) I studied.

 

f) I watched.

 

g) He cleaned.

 

h) She studied.

 

4) Fill in the Blanks Taking the Passé Composé with AVOIR into Consideration.

 

a) Nous (perdre) le bus.

 

b) Vous (promener) le chien.

 

c) J’ (jouer) avec le chat.

 

d) Tu (parler) avec le professeur?

 

e) Elle (cuisiner) le repas.

 

f) Tu (consulter) les horaires du train?

 

g) J’ (balayer) le sol.

 

h) Tu (essuyer) la table?

 

Great work on completing these exercises! We covered a lot of ground today, from forming past participles to using the passé composé with avoir. Remember, practicing regularly is key when learning a new language.

Don’t worry if you struggled with some of the questions. Continue to review the material and practice, and I assure you, it will become second nature. Keep revising and exposing yourself to the language as much as you can.

You’re doing a fantastic job so far, and I’m proud of your commitment to learning French. Keep up the great work! À bientôt!

 

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