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IL passato prossimo con essere. You already know how to form the passato prossimo tense. Here is a reminder:. Use part of the present tense of Avere. Then add the past participle of the verb you want to put into the past. Eg ha venduto abbiamo giocato. Part of avere. Past participle.

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IL passato prossimo con essere

You already know how to form the passato prossimo tense. Here is a reminder:

  • Use part of thepresent tense of Avere

  • Then add thepast participleof the verbyou want to put into the past

Eg havenduto

abbiamo giocato

Part of avere

Past participle

BUT one group of verbs use the present tense of essere instead.

MOST verbs use part of Avere to form the passato prossimo .

Here are some examples

List of Verbs which use Essere to form the passato prossimo









Most intransitive verbs, most impersonal verbs and all reflexive verbs take essere

When the passato prossimo is formed with Essere, the past participle behaves like an adjective.

So, if you have a feminine subject (the “doer” of the verb), you must also have a femininepast participle.


è andato (masculine)


è andata (feminine)

If the subject is plural, the past participle must also be plural.


Sono andati (masculine plural)

Sono andate (feminine plural)

Here is a table showing all the agreements

Here are the past participles of some of the essere verbs

Can you remember what to do?

Choose the correct past participle.

lui è…






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