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Kwiziq community member
29 January 2018
How does se passer differ from passer with être?
This question relates to:French lesson "Passer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning"
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.
Just to build upon Jim's explanation:
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
30 January 2018
17 March 2019
If I want to say "I passed by Bob's house today," I would say, "Je suis passe chez Bob." Is that correct? If it is, I don't understand how "chez Bob" is an indirect object. Just a bit confused here. Thanks for any help you can provide.
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