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When one is not sure about the auxiliary verb used to form the past participle.

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Warum heißt es “hat gebrannt” statt “ist gebrannt”?

Ich dachte, dass alle intransitive Verben als Partizip II mit "sein" zu kombinieren sind. Trotzdem schreibt man "Das Haus hat gebrannt" statt "Das haus ist gebrannt". Warum?
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Which auxiliary verbs for reflexive verbs?

Can we say that in German all reflexive verbs use either haben or sein as an auxiliary verb in perfect tense? For example can we say all reflexive verbs use haben only, and never sein?
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Is there a consistent pattern with 'sein' verbs in the perfect tense?

I've heard the rule of how it is verbs of movement, but that doesn't really explain to me why bleiben takes sein in the perfect as well.
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Why is »hat« used in this sentence instead of »ist«?

The below paragraph comes from the article “Die deutsche Heimat von Donald Trump. „Drump babbelt nur“.” in taz.de: Es gibt ein Dorf in Deutschland, da mag man Ketchup lieber als Geld. Geld, sagt ...
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Is it common to have “ist” combined with the past tense / past participle? [closed]

This has been bothering me for days. I was reading a novel and came across the following sentence: Dir ist nichts passiert? I gathered from the context that it meant: [but] nothing happened to ...
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Is “wäre … können” used for “sein” verbs?

Take the following sentence: Ich hätte Cricket spielen können. meaning I could have played cricket. spielen has haben as an auxiliary, and it is obvious that hätte können is the right way to ...
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“Hat erfolgt”? Echt?

Wiktionary meint, das Hilfsverb für erfolgen sei haben. Wenn man den Link öffnet, findet man aber, dass es mit sein das Partizip bildet. Ich erkenne ein paar Verben, die mit beiden Hilfsverben ...