Passer can be used with avoir or être...

TatianaC1Kwiziq community member

Passer can be used with avoir or être...

« Les cloches sont passées ce matin pour apporter les œufs de Pâques » but in the other quizz « Il a passé l’hiver dernier à Chamonix ». In my mind it should be avoir in both sentences. 

Asked 5 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If you use passer with avoir, you need a direct object. In the second sentence, l'hiver is the COD. There is no COD in the first sentence.

TatianaC1Kwiziq community member

If « l’hiver » is a direct object why «ce matin » is not a direct object? What « ce matin » is in this case??? 

TatianaC1Kwiziq community member

Perhaps if you rewrite the sentence the following way: “Ce matin, les cloches sont passées pour apporter les œufs de Pâques ”, then it is certainly «être» because the preposition is right after the verb «passer». 

Passer can be used with avoir or être...

« Les cloches sont passées ce matin pour apporter les œufs de Pâques » but in the other quizz « Il a passé l’hiver dernier à Chamonix ». In my mind it should be avoir in both sentences. 

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