Devoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation [+6 Examples]

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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 devoir plus-que-parfait conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

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 imparfaitdevoir particip passé
j’avais
tuavais
il/elle/onavait
nousavions
vousaviez
ils/ellesavaient

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.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb and the particip passé.

J’avais

Tu avais

Il avait

Ils avaient

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

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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.

Anki File for the Devoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B2, you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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