A Guide to the Compound Conjugations of Avoir

The verb avoir means to have

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The verb "avoir" (to have) is one of the main irregular verbs in French. Like the other irregular verbs, the conjugation of avoir doesn't follow the same patterns as other verbs, so getting a handle the proper use of this verb requires a fair amount of memorization. There are two kinds of conjugations in French: simple and compound. Here are the compound tenses (and conjugations) of the verb avoir, which are generally used to describe something in the past tense.

Passé composé Pluperfect Past subjunctive
j' ai eu avais eu aie eu
tu as eu avais eu aies eu
il a eu avait eu ait eu
nous avons eu avions eu ayons eu
vous avez eu aviez eu ayez eu
ils ont eu avaient eu aient eu
Future perfect Conditional perfect Pluperfect subjunctive
j' aurai eu aurais eu eusse eu
tu auras eu aurais eu eusses eu
il aura eu aurait eu eût eu
nous aurons eu aurions eu eussions eu
vous aurez eu auriez eu eussiez eu
ils auront eu auraient eu eussent eu
Past anterior Conditional perfect, 2nd form
j' eus eu eusse eu
tu eus eu eusses eu
il eut eu eût eu
nous eûmes eu eussions eu
vous eûtes eu eussiez eu
ils eurent eu eussent eu
Past imperative Past infinitive Perfect participle
tu aie eu avoir eu ayant eu
nous ayons eu
vous ayez eu
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