Avoir/Être - Exercises

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Exercise

Construction – type in the verbs in the correct present tense form.

  1. Je (être) .[I am.]|1st person singular
  2. Tu (être) .[You are.]|2nd person singular
  3. Elle (avoir) .[She has.]|3rd person singular
  4. Nous (être) .[We are.]|1st person plural
  5. Ils (avoir) .[They have.]|3rd person plural

Avoir/Être as a full verb - choose the correct form.

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

Avoir/Être as helping verbs (present perfect) - choose the correct form.

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