Does 'il y a' change when used in the passe compose? for example to say 'there were' two people.

PatrickA0Kwiziq community member

Does 'il y a' change when used in the passe compose? for example to say 'there were' two people.

Asked 5 years ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Patrick,

Yes, "a" is the third person present of avoir, so it changes for other tenses/moods: il y avait, il y a été, il y aura, il y aurait, etc.
RossC1Kwiziq community member
Il y avait= there was/there were ....................... ......il y aura = there will be
PatrickA0Kwiziq community member
Merci Ross et Laura. That was very helpful.
SehmusKwiziq community member

why they did it with every time except passe compose and just walked away?

Does 'il y a' change when used in the passe compose? for example to say 'there were' two people.

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