You may think that être verbs are always used with être (or else why would they have been called like that?) But there is a ‘but’. Six of these verbs can take direct object! (It’s annoying, isn’t it). But to think logically, it’s logical! 🙂
Il est descendu. – He went down(stairs).
Il a descendu l’escalier. – He went down the stairs.
Il a descendu la valise. – He took the suitcase down.
Il est monté. – He went up(stairs).
Il a monté la côte. – He went up the hill.
Il a monté les livres. – He took the books up.
Je suis passé devant le parc. – I went by the park.
J’ai passé la porte. – I went through the door.
J’ai passé une heure ici. – I spent an hour here.
Je suis rentré. – I came home.
J’ai rentré les chaises. – I brought the chairs inside.
Elle est retournée en France. – She has returned to France.
Elle a retourné le livre. – She returned the book.
Elle est sortie. – She went out.
Elle a sorti la voiture – She took the car out.