In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how devoir is conjugated in French
- how devoir is pronounced in French
- how devoir is used in sentences in French
- how you can quiz yourself on the devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards ons devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French
Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about devoir (to have to/must)!
Table of Contents
Devoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table
|avoir imparfait||devoir particip passé|
Pronunciation of Devoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce a devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb and the particip passé.
Tu avais dû
Il avait dû
Ils avaient dû
Example Sentences with Devoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on the devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation through examples.
J’avais dû rester à la maison.
I’d had to stay at home.
Tu avais dû quitter le pays parce que les frontières se fermaient.
You’d had to leave the country because the borders were closing.
Elle avait dû retourner son téléphone car il ne fonctionnait pas.
She’d had to return her phone because it didn’t work.
Nous avions dû rester à l’intérieur à cause de la fumée.
We’d had to stay inside because of the smoke.
Nous avions dû acheter un abonnement.
We’d had to buy a subscription.
Ils avaient dû lui dire la vérité à la fin.
They’d had to tell him the truth in the end.
Quiz Yourself on the Devoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation
At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.
You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.
You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.
Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!
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