Le plus-que-parfait - Exercises

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Exercise

Do we need to use avoir or être? Choose the correct form.

  1. Clément voyagé en avion.[Clément had travelled by plane.]|Voyager is conjugated using avoir.
  2. Mélanie et Léa acheté un cadeau.[Mélanie and Léa had bought a gift.]|Acheter is conjugated using avoir.
  3. Nous venus pour Noël.[We had come for Christmas.]|Venir is conjugated using être.
  4. Est-ce que vous entrés dans la maison?[Had you come into the house?]|Entrer is conjugated using être.
  5. Est-ce que tu t’ souvenu de lui?[Had you remembered him?]|Reflexive verbs are conjugated using être.

Type in the verbs in their correct plus-que-parfait form.

  1. Lucas (vendre)  son vieux vélo.[Lucas had sold his old bicycle.]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of vendre.|Vendre is an irregular verb.|See the List of Irregular Verbs.
  2. Patricia (rester)  chez Jean.[Patricia had stayed at Jean’s place.]|Imparfait form of être + past participle of rester.|Er-verbs construct the past participle with é.|When using the être construction, the past participle agrees in gender and number with the subject.
  3. Madeleine et Guillaume (choisir)  ce chien.[Madeleine and Guillaume had picked this dog.]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of choisir.|Ir-verbs construct the past participle with i.
  4. Nous (rendre)  le DVD.[We had returned the DVD.]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of rendre.|Rendre is an irregular verb.|See the List of Irregular Verbs.
  5. Vous (chercher)  des glaces.[You had got ice-cream.]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of chercher.|Er-verbs construct the past participle with é.

Type in the verbs in their correct plus-que-parfait form. Don’t forget about the exceptions in the construction.

  1. Est-ce qu'elles (aller)  déjà dans ce restaurant?[Had they already gone to this restaurant?]|Imparfait form of être + past participle of aller.|Er-verbs construct the past participle using é.|In constructions using être, the past participle agrees in gender and number with the subject (elles → feminine plural).
  2. Ils (recevoir)  un e-mail.[They had received an e-mail.]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of recevoir.|Recevoir is an irregular verb.
  3. Marc (vouloir)  une nouvelle voiture.[Marc had wanted a new car.]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of vouloir.|Vouloir is an irregular verb.
  4. Est-ce que tu (voir)  déjà ce film?[Had you already seen this film?]|Imparfait form of avoir + past participle of voir.|Voir is an irregular verb.
  5. Juliette (descendre)  par les escaliers.[Juliette had gone down the stairs.]|Imparfait form of être + past participle of descendre.|Descendre is an irregular verb.|In constructions using être, the past participle agrees in gender and number with the subject (Juliette → feminine singular).