I'm sure you figured this out already, but it made me do a double-take when I saw it - I thought for a moment that there was yet another tense/mood/whatever that I hadn't come across.Lianne wrote:I started Pimsleur French III! There were some hard bits. I definitely struggled with verb forms that suddenly had too many words (vous avez été élevé).
"être élevé" means to be brought up/raised, so "vous avez été élevé" is just the passé composé of être with "élevé" on the end. it's not some triple-word compond form of élever (thank goodness).
I really struggle with this & it seems - unfortunately - to just be one of those things that you have to learn by heart. here are a couple of links that I'm finding useful:One thing I noticed is that I really don't often know when to use de, à, etc. This is the kind of thing that doesn't really affect my reading, but would definitely affect my writing or speaking.