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.

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

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