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Vandertramp Verbs. …a special list for the passé composé!. DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP(P). This acronym stands for a list of verbs to help you remember which verbs use ETRE as their helping verb!. D R M R S. Devenir – to become – devenu Revenir – to come back – revenu

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Vandertramp verbs

Vandertramp Verbs

…a special list for the passé composé!


Dr mrs vandertramp p

DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP(P)

This acronym stands for a list of verbs to help you remember which verbs use ETRE as their helping verb!


Vandertramp verbs

D

R

M

R

S

Devenir – to become – devenu

Revenir – to come back – revenu

Monter – to climb – monté

Rester – to stay – resté

Sortir – to go out – sorti


Vandertramp verbs

V

A

N

D

E

R

T

R

A

M

P

(P)

Venir – to come – venu

Aller – to go – allé

Naître – to be born - né

Descendre – to go down – descendu

Entrer – to go in – entré

Rentrer – to go home – rentré

Tomber – to fall (down) – tombé

Retourner – to return – retourné

Arriver – to arrive – arrivé

Mourir – to die – mort

Partir – to leave – parti

Passer – to go past, to pass -- passé


What do these verbs have in common

What do these verbs have in common?

  • They are verbs of movement

  • The represent coming, going, rising, falling, birth, & death

  • They are intransitive… You can’t do them to someone else without adding a preposition. I can’t go something, die someone, climb someone, or fall someone.

  • They need prepositions after them to add details of where or to/with whom


M nemonic device

Mnemonic device

The ins and outs and ups and downs of life and death are here to stay!


Pass compos rules

Passé Composé Rules

  • As usual, Helping verb + past participle = P.C.

  • Helping verb = être

  • The past participle of Vandertramps must agree with its subject in gender and number – tack on an extra -e or -s or both.


Vandertramp verbs

Mlle Bratzest née le 3 août.

Son frère Gary estné le 19 mars.

Les élèvessontnés en 1995.

Les jumelles Molly et Caroline sontnées en 1998.


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