French grammar question...

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  1. Mark Fitzsimmons

    Mark Fitzsimmons Supporting Actor

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    Need a little help here for a project. What is the past participle of avoir?

    I am trying to say "I had"

    Also, how do I say "to study" in the passe compose in the je form.
     
  2. Antonio_B

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    Hi Mark,how are you?

    Past participle of "I had" in french is: J'ai eu


    And for the past participle of "To study" is: J'ai etudie


    Hope this help! [​IMG]
    Later!

    Antonio
     
  3. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    Thanks for the help. . .

    Next question, can I put a reflexive verb like

    se amuser

    in the imparfait?

    "This year I had fun"

    like

    "Ce an je m’amusais."
     
  4. Holadem

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    The verb is s'amuser, not se amuser.

    Yes you can, but your example is not a good one. "This year I had fun" translates into "Cette annee je me suis amuse" or better yet "je me suis amuse cette annee".

    Imparfait is past continuous, as in dropping in the middle of an event in progress in the past.

    Anyway, in the correct context, yes, "je m'amusais" can be used.

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    Holadem
     
  5. Cees Alons

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    And like the "se" becomes "s'" before a vocal, "Ce" gets a "t" before one. So it should be: "Cet an...", not "Ce an...".

    Cees
     

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