Should have with “house” Verbs...

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Should have with “house” Verbs...

Nous aurions dû partir plus tôt.

This phrase came up in a test where I had to fill in the “should have” segment with “partir” ...should have left.

I hesitated because I was thinking “partir is a House/être verb.

Please instruct why être verb rules don’t apply in the case.

Asked 8 months ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Because partir is not really relevant here, it's the conditionnel passé of devoir, which is not a "house" verb, and so always uses avoir.  It doesn't matter what kind of verb comes afterwards.

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Alan

Should have with “house” Verbs...

Nous aurions dû partir plus tôt.

This phrase came up in a test where I had to fill in the “should have” segment with “partir” ...should have left.

I hesitated because I was thinking “partir is a House/être verb.

Please instruct why être verb rules don’t apply in the case.

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