Avoir/Être – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Conjugation. Complete the gaps with the present tense form of avoir or être.

  1. Je (être)  .1st person singularI am.
  2. Tu (être)  .2nd person singularYou are.
  3. Elle (avoir)  .3rd person singularShe has.
  4. Nous (être)  .1st person pluralWe are.
  5. Ils (avoir)  .3rd person pluralThey have.

Avoir/Être as a main verb. Choose the correct form to complete the gaps.

  1. Tu 16 ans.We use avoir to talk about age.You are 16 years old.
  2. Est-que vous un frère?We use avoir to describe a condition that refers to a noun.Do you have a brother?
  3. Il 14 heures.We use être to talk about date and time.It is 2 pm.
  4. Nous français.We use être to talk about things/people (description, nationality, profession, …)We are French.
  5. Ils une maison.We use avoir to talk about possession.They have a house.

Avoir/Être as auxiliary verbs in the passé composé (simple past). Choose the correct form to complete the gaps.

  1. Tu parti.Partir is conjugated using être.You left.
  2. Il couru.Courir is conjugated using avoir.He ran.
  3. Elle acheté un parapluie.Acheter is conjugated using avoir.She bought an umbrella.
  4. Nous nous perdus dans la forêt.Reflexive verbs are conjugated using être.We got lost in the forest.
  5. Vous été à Paris.Être is conjugated using avoir.You were in Paris.