Avoir Passé Composé Conjugation

Use the chart, examples, and video below to learn how to conjugate avoir in the passé composé. If you're looking to see how avoir is used in the passé composé with other verbs, you can watch the video.

Avoir: Passé Composé Conjugation Chart

j' ai eu
tu as eu
il/elle/on a eu
nous avons eu
vous avez eu
ils/elles ont eu

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Examples: how to conjugate avoir in passé composé

Here are some examples of conjugating avoir in passé composé form:

J'ai eu une épiphanie.

I had an epiphany.

Ensuite, nous avons eu la seconde séance.

Then, we had the second meeting.

Je sais que vous avez eu quelques problèmes.

I know that you've had some problems.


  • Avoir is an irregular verb, making it harder to learn.
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Reminder of what the French personal pronouns mean:

  • je = I
  • tu = you (singular informal)
  • il/elle = he/she
  • on = we (formal)
  • nous = we (informal)
  • vous= you (singular formal OR plural (both formal and informal))
  • ils/elles = they

How to conjugate avoir in the passé composé - recommended video:

As shown in the video, the form to remember is: avoir conjugated in the present tense, followed by the past participle of the other verb e.g. J'ai fini = I finished.

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See how to conjugate avoir in other tenses:

Conjugate avoir in the present

Conjugate avoir in the imperfect

Conjugate avoir in the subjunctive

Conjugate avoir in the future