Bitesize has changed! We're updating subjects as fast as we can. Visit our new site to find Bitesize guides and clips - and tell us what you think!
Print

French

Perfect tense with être - talking about the past

Page:

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  1. Next

This Revision Bite will give you practice in using the perfect tense with être in French so you can talk about the past.

Forming the perfect tense with être

The perfect tense is used to talk about something that happened in the past. It's an action that is completely finished. Some verbs take être to form the perfect tense.

You need two parts to form the perfect tense with être:

  • the present tense of être
  • the past participle of the main verb

Page:

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  1. Next

Back to Verbs - foundation index

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.