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How do I remember which words take être instead of avoir in the past tense?

French is a language of exceptionsr, however a simple way to remember these is by using an 'aide-memoire' with which you can easily remember every verb that takes être instead of avoir. 

Anna R. A Level German tutor, GCSE French tutor

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