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Kwiziq community member
4 January 2018
Les garçons ont passé leur examen et tous l'ont eu.
isn't it the other way around?
Les garçons ont eu leur examen et tous l'ont passé.
This question relates to:French lesson "Tout, tous, toute, toutes = Everything, all (of them), the whole"
Kwiziq language super star
9 February 2018
As Chris says, in French,
passer un examen, means to take an exam and
avoir un examen means to have passed it
It is what we call a faux-ami ( false friend or false cognate) you think it means the same in English but this is not the case. You will meet quite a few of those as you are learning.
To give another example , compare ,
Il passe son permis de conduire demain . ( He is taking his driving test tomorrow )
Ça y est ! il a son permis ( de conduire) , That's it ! He's passed his driving licence.
Hope this helps!
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