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How do you know when to use Nous sommes and nous avons in role play?

I have my french speaking exam tomorrow and Im not sure when to use which! thanks
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depends if you are using avoir or etre.xx
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learn the mrs vandrtramp verbs, they're all etre

and reflexive verbs are always etre xx
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Nous sommes = we are
Nous avons = we have

If you are referring to using them in the past tense, then you just have to learn which verbs take avoir, and which take etre, i'm afraid.

All reflexive verbs (i.e. 'se laver ---> je me suis lavée) take etre.
Aller, sortir, descendre, montre, venir, arriver, entrer, partir, naitre, mourir, tomber, rester, and retourner are the other verbs that use etre in the past tense.

So, for example, 'venir' in the past tense is 'je suis venu(e)' or 'nous sommes venus'

Whereas a verb like 'manger', which is an 'avoir' verb, would be 'j'ai mangé' or 'nous avons mangé'

Hope that helps! Good luck for you exam!
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nous avons is used with most verbs and nous sommes is used with ...i think there are about 14 irregular verbs. If you look up on google etre verbs, you should get a list of them.
Good luck in your french exam
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(Original post by Tasha-x)
Nous sommes = we are
Nous avons = we have

If you are referring to using them in the past tense, then you just have to learn which verbs take avoir, and which take etre, i'm afraid.

All reflexive verbs (i.e. 'se laver ---> je me suis lavée) take etre.
Aller, sortir, descendre, montre, venir, arriver, entrer, partir, naitre, mourir, tomber, rester, and retourner are the other verbs that use etre in the past tense.

So, for example, 'venir' in the past tense is 'je suis venu(e)' or 'nous sommes venus'

Whereas a verb like 'manger', which is an 'avoir' verb, would be 'j'ai mangé' or 'nous avons mangé'

Hope that helps! Good luck for you exam!
I think I get it now! Thank you very much and I hope I can do well tomorrow Im gonna use these as much as I can now lol
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I think I get it now! Thank you very much and I hope I can do well tomorrow Im gonna use these as much as I can now lol
No probs! I'm sure you'll do fine! Just ask if you need any more help
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dang I got help from an 11 year old post holy moly
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dang I got help from an 11 year old post holy moly guacamole gwgw
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