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Introduction to Irregular verb "AVOIR" (helping verbs HAS/HAVE)

The French verbs avoir ("to have") and être ("to be") are the most used and, thus, most important verbs in the French language. They are used in some of the ways that we do in English as well as in many idiomatic expressions. Conjugations for these two verbs are irregular. In the table below, you'll see the present tense conjugated for both the verbs:

The verb “Avoir” we use for age, for example – when asking the question, “How old are you?” we literally ask, “What age do you have?” and answer is “I have _________ years” rather that “I am _______ years old”.

The conjugation of verb Avoir: