Past Perfect Conjugations

Conjugaisons du plus-que-parfait

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The past perfect is a compound verb form, which means its conjugation has two components:

1.auxiliary (avoir or être)imperfect
2.main verbpast participle

Par exemple…

avoir verbêtre verbpronominal verb
donner (to give)sortir (to go out)s’habiller (to get dressed)
j’avais donnéj’étais sorti(e)je m’étais habillé(e)
tu avais donnétu étais sorti(e)tu t’étais habillé(e)
il avait donnéil était sortiil s’était habillé
elle avait donnéelle était sortieelle s’était habillée
nous avions donnénous étions sorti(e)snous nous étions habillé(e)s
vous aviez donnévous étiez sorti(e)(s)vous vous étiez habillé(e)(s)
ils avaient donnéils étaient sortisils s’étaient habillés
elles avaient donnéelles étaient sortieselles s’étaient habillées

  Past participle agreement

As in all compound conjugations, the past participle in the past perfect may need to agree in gender and number with the word it modifies – learn more.

 Past Perfect Quizzes

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