In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the être plus-que-parfait conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how être is conjugated in French
- how être is pronounced in French
- how être is used in sentences in French
- how you can quiz yourself on the être plus-que-parfait conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards on être plus-que-parfait conjugation
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 être (to be)!
Table of Contents
Être Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table
|avoir imparfait||être particip passé|
Pronunciation of Être Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce an être 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 été
Il avait été
Ils avaient été
Example Sentences with Être Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on the être plus-que-parfait conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the être plus-que-parfait conjugation through examples.
J’avais été aimé.
I had been loved.
J’ai entendu que tu avais été malade.
I heard you had been ill.
Si seulement il avait été là.
If only he had been there.
Si seulement nous avions été un peu plus prudents !
If only we’d been a little more careful!
Vous aviez été vu.
You had been seen.
Ils ont vu que leurs efforts avaient été vains.
They saw that their efforts had been in vain.
Quiz Yourself on the Être 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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