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

Patrick

Kwiziq community member

18 September 2016

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

This relates to:
Il y a = There is, There are -

Ross

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2016

19/09/16

Il y avait= there was/there were ....................... ......il y aura = there will be

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

19 September 2016

19/09/16

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.

Patrick

Kwiziq community member

19 September 2016

19/09/16

Merci Ross et Laura. That was very helpful.

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