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The paragraph below contains blank spaces indicating omissions in the text. For some blanks, it is necessary to choose the completion that is most appropriate to the meaning of the passage; for other blanks, you have to choose the one completion that forms a grammatically correct sentence. Be sure to read the entire paragraph completely before answering the questions related to it.

Je ne m'étais absentée que quelques minutes, mais quand j'ai ouvert la porte, le chaos Blank  (11)   aux yeux. Bernard Blank  (12)   debout sur la table, Monique Blank  (13)   à chaudes larmes, le chien Blank  (14)   une chaussure et le chat essayait en vain de Blank  (15)   le poisson rouge dans son bocal. Quant à Philippe, il avait l'air Blank  (16)   innocent, le nez plongé Blank  (17)   son livre, que je l' Blank  (18)   immédiatement soupçonné d'avoir tout commencé.

No

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Select the most appropriate completion for blank (18).

aie

Correct Answer: 
No

ai

Correct Answer: 
Yes

avais

Correct Answer: 
No

aurais

Correct Answer: 
No

The tense passé composé fits best grammatically in this sentence. The verb soupçonné (infinitive: soupçonner, "to suspect") is the past participle; the auxiliary that is needed is the present indicative form of avoir: ai. (B) is the correct answer. (A) aie plus the past participle forms the past subjunctive, (C) avais and the past participle form the plus-que-parfait or pluperfect, and (D) aurais and the past participle form the past conditional.

Question Difficulty: 
hard