Hi, I realize in passe compose the majority of the verbs are conjugated with avoir and then there are the DR MRS VANDERTRAMP verbs that go with etre. Then, a certain number of those DR MRS VANDERTRAMP verbs go with avoir if they have direct objects and stay with etre if they have indirect objects. In these examples i understand some but fail to see the others: 1) Je suis sorti(e) la bibliotheque. So, here, i left the library so the verb acts on the subject so it is indirect object. 2) J'ai sorti les livres de la bibliotheque. Here, i left the books at the library so the verb acts on the books so it is direct object. […] Moderator note: multiple threads merged to create this one.