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Does the phrase "il est mort" mean "he is dead" as well as "he died"?

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Lynn

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10 July 2017

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Does the phrase "il est mort" mean "he is dead" as well as "he died"?

This relates to:
Agreeing past participle with subject's gender and number with (+ être) verbs in Le Passé Composé -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

14 July 2017

14/07/17

Bonjour Lynn !

Yes, and here's why:

- Il est mort = he died 
Here it's Le Passé Composé of mourir, which is one of verbs that take être as an auxiliary.

- Il est mort = he is dead
Here it's simply Le Présent of être (to be) + the adjective (derived from the past participle of mourir) mort.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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