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How does se passer differ from passer with être?

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Heyes

Kwiziq community member

29 January 2018

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How does se passer differ from passer with être?

This relates to:
Passer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning -

Jim

Kwiziq community member

29 January 2018

29/01/18

Se passer has the meaning of to take place or to happen and takes être as does all pronominal verbs.


Passer can be used with a direct object (transitive) and takes avoir or with an indirect object (intransitive) and has to take être.


Hope this helps.


Alan

Chris

Kwiziq community member

29 January 2018

29/01/18

Just to build upon Jim's explanation:


Je suis passé chez Élise. 
I passed by Élise's place. 
-> intransitive, hence être 

J'y ai passé beaucoup de temps. 
I spent a lot of time there. 
-> transitive, hence avoir 

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Heyes

Kwiziq community member

30 January 2018

30/01/18

Yes, it does.
Thank you.

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