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

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the pouvoir plus-que-parfait conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how pouvoir is conjugated in French,
  • how pouvoir is pronounced in French,
  • how pouvoir is used in sentences in French,
  • how you can quiz yourself on the pouvoir plus-que-parfait conjugation
  • how pouvoir 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 pouvoir (to be able to/can)!

Table of Contents

Pouvoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table

avoir imparfaitpouvoir particip passé

Pronunciation of Pouvoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce a pouvoir 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 pu

Tu avais pu

Il avait pu

Ils avaient pu

Example Sentences with Pouvoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on the pouvoir plus-que-parfait conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the pouvoir plus-que-parfait conjugation through examples.

Si seulement j’avais pu prévoir tous les défis !

If only I had been able to foresee all the challenges!

Soyez heureux ! Tu avais pu dire au revoir.

Please be happy! You had been able to say goodbye.

David serait resté s’il avait pu.

David would have stayed if he had been able to.

Si seulement nous avions pu rester amis.

If only we had been able to stay friends.

Vous n’aviez pas pu lui dire la vérité.

You hadn’t been able to tell him the truth.

Ils n’avaient jamais pu marcher avant.

They had never been able to walk before.

Quiz Yourself on the Pouvoir 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 Pouvoir 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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