Many times I found this form of tense avoir + être au passé + participe passé du verbe, for example :

il a été happé

but I don't find it as a French tense.

Do you have any idea what it is?

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It's 'le passé composé d'un verbe conjugué à la voix passive' (passive form).

Full details for 'happer' here.

"il a été happé" = "he has been caught" or "he was caught" depending on the context

  • okeeey, thank you for your response
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    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 9:43

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