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Can you check these it's based on Le passé composé: être ou avoir.

Directions: Complétez au passé composé

Les deux copines -----1------ (sortir) de la maison à neuf heures. Elles ------2------ (sortir) tous leurs bagages. Elles -----3---- (attendre) un taxi. Quand le taxi -------4------ (arriver), elles ----5--- (mettre) leurs bagages dans le coffre. Puis les deux filles -----6--- (monter) dans le taxi. Quand elles ---7--- (arriver) à la gare, elles ----8---- (descendre) du taxi. Elles ---9--- (sortir) leurs billets et ----10--- (monter) dans le train.

1. sont sortie
2. ont sortie
3. ont attendue
4. sont arrivée
5. ont mise
6. sont montée
7. sont arrivée
8. ont descendue
9.ont sorti
10. ont montée

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    1. almost in that you are 1/2 right. The past participle is feminine, BUT it is also plural = sorties

    2. avoir = no agreement of the past participle with the subject = sorti

    3. similar to #2 = attendu

    4. le taxi is masculine singular = est arrivé

    #5 = no agreement = ont mis


    #6 = there IS agreement = montées


    #7 = sont arrivées (feminine, plural)

    #8 descendre does take être in this case because they went down FROM the taxi = sont descendues

    10. they went UP (motion up and down of the subject = être) sont montées

    When you read the next post, I explained more, because I saw it first.

    If you need more explanation, please do ask. Ask your teacher to also teach you "The House of être" (I'll see if I can find it online for you)
    AND Dr & Mrs Vandertramp (each letter there is the first letter of a verb that takes être in the passé composé. I'll look for that online as well for you.

    Sra (aka Mme)

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    "The House of être" = there are other images online but this was always my favorite one:

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/2311103680_93a707f54a.jpg

    "Dr & Mrs Vandertramp"

    http://kvhigh.com/documents/notes/caissie/immers/FIDr_Mrs_Vandertramp.html

    If you pair them up, it's easier to memorize them:
    arriver sortir
    aller venir

    etc. and the verb "passer" takes être if it is something like "I went by for Paul." BUT I spent time = with avoir

    Sra (aka Mme)

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