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Formation du passé composé

I came about the following sentences: Ils sont rentrés en ville Ils ont retrouvé le travail I just want to ask the following: Can we use "rentrés" in sentence (2), and "retrouvé" in ...
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Rules of thumb for auxiliary verbs (avoir/être) in passé composé?

Can someone point to some strict rules or rules of thumb for using être/avoir for passé composé for irregular verbs? Does it follow from change of radical for different tense? In German, a change of ...
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Imparfait vs. passé composé for devoir?

I'm completely clear on the different uses of the two tenses, except for pretty much this one verb. Can I get some different examples, with translations, of when you would say Il devait as opposed to ...