Common Irregular Past Participles for Passé Composé

A list of common past participles that may be needed for AS exam.

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Infinitive Past Participle English
Acquérir Acquis To acquire
Apprendre Appris To learn
Atteindre Atteint To reach/achieve
Avoir Eu To have
Boire Bu To drink
Comprendre Compris To understand
Conduire Conduit To lead/drive
Connaitre Connu To know (someone)
Construire Construit To build/construct
Courir Couru To run
Couvrir Couvert To cover
Craindre Craint To fear/be afraid
Croire Cru To believe/think
Décevoir Déçu To disappoint
Découvrir Découvert To discover
Devoir Dû To (must)
Dire Dit To say
Ecrire Ecrit To write
Etre Été To be
Faire Fait To do/make
Instruire Instruit To instruct
Joindre Joint To join/attatch
Lire Lu To read
Mettre Mis To put
Mourir Mort To die
Offrir Offert To offer/give
Naître Né To be born
Paraître Paru To appear
Peindre Peint To paint/depict
Pouvoir Pu To be able to
Prendre Pris To take
Produire Produit To produce/generate
Recevoir Reçu To receive
Savoir Su To know (something)
Souffrir Souffert To suffer/bear
Suivre Suivi To follow/pursue
Tenir Tenu To keep/hold
Venir Venu To come/reach
Vivre Vécu To live/experience
Voir Vu To see/view
Vouloir Voulu To want/wish
Irregular Past Participles for Passé Composé
To form: pronoun +avoir/etre auxilliary + past participle
(all reflexive verbs take etre and the past participle should have the correct agreements)
Avoir: ai, as, a, avons, avez, ont
Etre : suis, es, est, sommes, êtes, sont
Exemple : Nous sommes venu (we came)
Vous avez suivi (you followed)

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