Passé antérieur and participle

MatilkaC1

Passé antérieur and participle

I'm having no luck translating the form, 'il eut heu'. I've run across it (or variations) three times now. It looks like a verb in the passé antérieur but none of the language reference tools I've checked recognise the participle 'heu'. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Asked 2 years agoPassé antérieur, Participles
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Matilka ! "Heu" is definitely not an existing past participle in French. It only exists as an onomatopoeia, used as filler in a conversation (i.e. "hum"): "Je vais...heu... faire... heu...des pâtes." The only other form I can think of that looks similar is "Il eut eu" which is "avoir" = He'd had I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
MatilkaC1
Sorry, I should've sent the text: "Une brève lutte de pouvoir eut heu, ..." also "il avait pu se rendre compte que l'amour...pouvait avoir heu."
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Matilka ! I don't think the word is "heu" but "lieu", as "avoir lieu" is a fixed expression in French meaning "to happen / to take place" :) Bonne journée !
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Passé antérieur and participle

I'm having no luck translating the form, 'il eut heu'. I've run across it (or variations) three times now. It looks like a verb in the passé antérieur but none of the language reference tools I've checked recognise the participle 'heu'. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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