Other verbs

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill)C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Other verbs

Are there other verbs who follow this same pattern: ie. they can be conjugated in the past tense using either 'etre' or 'avoir'? The verb that comes to mind is:

'Paraitre'?

Merci

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Short answer, yes there are ! Can’t get internal link to show properly, but search ‘verbes avec deux auxiliaires’ - there are at least 9 lessons listed. 

Further discussion on the external link to Lawless site for verbs with variable auxiliary. 

Note that it is not just in passé composé, although by far the most frequent encountered, but in compound tenses generally that these verbs can take either auxiliary, in context.

 https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/auxiliary-verbs-2/

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill)C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Merci Maarten !

I will look for that link.

It would be great to add this information to the lesson, too.

Bonne Continuation

AnneC1Kwiziq community member

I thought that the verb apparaitre could use either etre or avoir for the passe compose, but when I used avoir in the test I was given a 'wrong answer'

Other verbs

Are there other verbs who follow this same pattern: ie. they can be conjugated in the past tense using either 'etre' or 'avoir'? The verb that comes to mind is:

'Paraitre'?

Merci

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