Inconsistent construction of past tense?

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Inconsistent construction of past tense?

A couple of the examples appear to use être in constructing the past tense:

Yann est passé par ton quartier 

While others use avoir:

Nous avons passé une semaine

Asked 2 months ago
MatthewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Bonjour Doug, This lesson explains the reasons:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/passer-can-be-used-with-avoir-or-etre-in-le-passe-compose-and-changes-meaning.

Bonne chance, Matthew. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inconsistent construction of past tense?

A couple of the examples appear to use être in constructing the past tense:

Yann est passé par ton quartier 

While others use avoir:

Nous avons passé une semaine

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