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22 February 2019
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.
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate devoir in Le Conditionnel Passé = should have (past conditional)"
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.
Thank you Alan
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