The perfect tense is used to tell about an action or event that is completed, that is in the past at the time you are speaking. How it is formed
The perfect tense (or compound past) is a compound
of two words: - avoir
(for almost every verb) or être
(for reflexive verbs and the following 17 verbs: "aller
; descendre ; partir
; naitre, mourir, passer par" -- note that you can memorised them with the acronym "DR & MRS VANDER TRAMPP") in the present tense; - a form derived from the stem of the verb called the past participle. Example: cliquer > cliqu
for the 8000 infinitives ending in "-er".