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 to practice with flashcards on pouvoir 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 pouvoir (to be able to/can)!
Table of Contents
Pouvoir Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table
|avoir imparfait||pouvoir 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.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb and the particip passé.
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
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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