Does avoir take etre?

Whichever verb it is, the auxiliary is consistent for all compound conjugations: avoir verbs always take avoir as their auxiliary verb for all compound tenses and moods, while être verbs always take être. However, there are a few verbs that can take either auxiliary, depending on how they’re used: learn more.

What auxiliary does avoir take?

They are called auxiliaries because they support the main verb you want to write in a past tense.



Auxiliary verbs – what are they?

Subject Avoir – present Avoir – imperfect
il/elle/on – he/she/we a avait
nous – we avons avions
vous – you (formal, plural) avez aviez

What French verbs take être?

The following is a list of verbs (and their derivatives) that require être:

  • aller > to go.
  • arriver > to arrive.
  • descendre > to descend / go downstairs. redescendre > to descend again.
  • entrer > to enter. rentrer > to re-enter.
  • monter > to climb. remonter > to climb again.
  • mourir > to die.
  • naître > to be born. …
  • partir > to leave.

What is être and Avoir?

The French verbs avoir (“to have”), être (“to be”) and faire (“to do or make”) are the three most used and, thus, most important verbs in the French language. They are used in some of the ways that we do in English as well as in many idiomatic expressions.

Is Dr Mrs Vandertramp avoir or être?

Application in French



Well, the VANDERTRAMP verbs use être as opposed to avoir when placed into the past tense.

How do I use avoir?

We use avoir as a main verb in the following cases:

  1. to express ownership or possession. Example: Il a une voiture. He has a car.
  2. to describe a condition or state that refers to a noun. Example: J’ai le temps. I have the time. Tu as une soeur. You have a sister.
  3. to talk about age. Example: J’ai 23 ans. I am 23 years old.


What category of verbs always takes the auxiliary être?

Intransitive verbs of movement

Intransitive verbs of movement – when the following verbs are used intransitively*, they require être as their auxiliary: And their derivatives… * Intransitively = without a direct object. Most of these verbs can only be intransitive, so they always require être as the auxiliary.

What is avoir?

Avoir is one of the most important verbs in the French language. Not only does it mean ‘to have‘, but avoir is also an important helping verb that creates the passé composé as well as the future perfect and the pluperfect.

How do you conjugate avoir and être?

At their most basic level the verb avoir means to have while the verb être means to be.



The French Verb Avoir.

Avoir – To Have
Il a / Elle a / On a He has / She has / We have
Nous avons We have
Vous avez You have (plural)
Ils ont / Elles ont They have

How do I teach être and Avoir?

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How do I memorize avoir?

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Is avoir irregular?

Avoir Conjugation – Conjugate Avoir in French



Avoir is a French irregular verb meaning to have. Avoir appears on the 100 Most Used French Verbs Poster as the 2nd most used irregular verb.

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