Regular er Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation [+5 Examples & Quiz]

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how regular -er verbs are conjugated in French
  • the regular -er verbs in French
  • how regular -er verbs are pronounced in French
  • how regular -er verbs are used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on regular -er verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations
  • how to practice with flashcards on regular -er verbs 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 the regular er verbs plus-que-parfait conjugation!

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Regular er Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table

avoir imparfait
j’avaisparticip passé
tuavaisparticip passé
il/elle/onavaitparticip passé
nousavionsparticip passé
vousaviezparticip passé
ils/ellesavaientparticip passé

Regular -er Verbs Conjugation Method

This section will show you how regular -er verbs are conjugated in the plus-que-parfait.

There is a two step method that will make everything very easy for you.

In order to conjugate verbs that end with -er in the plus-que-parfait one must:

  1. Conjugate avoir in the imparfait
  2. Add the particip passé of the -er verb

The verb parler means “to speak” in English.

We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.

  1. avais

Avoir in the plus-que-parfait is avais.

  1. parlé

The particip passé of parler is parlé.

So when you wish to say “I had spoken” in French you get:

J’avais parlé

Common Regular -er Verbs

French has three regular verb groups

  • regular -er verbs
  • regular -ir verbs
  • regular -re verbs

The regular -er verbs group is the biggest and most useful group. Most French verbs fall in this group.

Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:

aimerto like/to love
chercherto look for
commanderto order/to command
couperto cut
danserto dance
demanderto ask
étudierto study
habiterto live
mangerto eat
regarderto watch
tomberto fall
travaillerto work
visiterto visit (a place)

Pronunciation of Regular er Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular er verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations.

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

J’avais parlé

Tu avais parlé

Il avait parlé

Ils avaient parlé

Example Sentences with Regular er Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on regular er verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on regular er verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations through examples.


Je croyais que j’avais parlé à ma mère, mais je me trompais.

I thought I had talked to my mother, but I was wrong.


Je voulais juste passer et voir si tu avais mangé quelque chose aujourd’hui.

I just wanted to stop by and see if you had eaten anything today.


Il avait regardé notre site web.

He had looked at our website.


Nous avions beaucoup aimé ce projet.

We had really liked this project.


Ils avaient joué au foot dans le parc.

They had played football in the park.

Quiz Yourself on Regular er Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

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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