Can any one offer a relatively simple example sentence that uses devoir in the passé composé? I'm having trouble figuring out when it would be used.

closed as too localized by Un francophone, Laure, Nikana Reklawyks, Gilles Feb 27 '13 at 13:07

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  • In which way devoir is special that its use in passé composé would be problematic? – Un francophone Feb 27 '13 at 6:33
  • Apparently none =), but I was having trouble seeing that. See my comment below the accepted answer. – brianmearns Feb 27 '13 at 11:38

Ce matin, j'avais oublié mon sac à la maison. J'ai dû retourner le chercher.


Ils se sont très mal comportés et ont dû aller présenter leurs excuses.

  • Simple enough, thanks! I think I was having trouble figuring out when it would be in p.c. and when it would be imperfect. That, and google translate kept using "avoir besoin". – brianmearns Feb 27 '13 at 11:38

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