passé surcomposé

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Noun[edit]

passé surcomposé m (plural passés surcomposés)

  1. (grammar) A past tense using two auxiliary verbs to conjugate.
    "Il a eu fait" is an example of the passé surcomposé.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This tense is extremely rare in written and spoken French.