One of the quiz questions is:

SaraB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

One of the quiz questions is:

Tu ________ à finir ton exercice. 
You managed to finish your exercise.HINT: Conjugate arriver (to manage) using le Passé Composé (conversational past)
The answer given is ‘es arrivé’. So, even when ‘arriver’ means ‘to manage’ rather than ‘to arrive’, & therefore doesn’t actually have anything to do with movement or coming & going, its auxiliary is still être rather than avoir?
Are there any further such instances we should bear in mind?
Thank you. 
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, arriver always goes with être. Some verbs change meaning depending on whether you use them with être or avoir. Others only use avoir. So you got everything.

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One of the quiz questions is:

Tu ________ à finir ton exercice. 
You managed to finish your exercise.HINT: Conjugate arriver (to manage) using le Passé Composé (conversational past)
The answer given is ‘es arrivé’. So, even when ‘arriver’ means ‘to manage’ rather than ‘to arrive’, & therefore doesn’t actually have anything to do with movement or coming & going, its auxiliary is still être rather than avoir?
Are there any further such instances we should bear in mind?
Thank you. 

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