In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the regular ir verbs plus-que-parfait conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how regular -ir verbs are conjugated in French
- the regular -ir verbs in French
- how regular -ir verbs are pronounced in French
- how regular -ir verbs are used in sentences in French
- how you can quiz yourself on regular -ir verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations
- how to practice with flashcards on regular -ir 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 ir verbs plus-que-parfait conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular ir Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table
Regular -ir Verbs Conjugation Method
This section will show you how regular -ir 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 -ir in the plus-que-parfait one must:
- Conjugate avoir in the imparfait
- Add the particip passé of the -ir verb
The verb choisir means “to choose” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “je” form using the two step method.
Avoir in the plus-que-parfait is avais.
The particip passé of choisir is choisi.
So when you wish to say “I had chosen” in French you get:
Common Regular ir Verbs
French has three regular verb groups.
- regular -er verbs
- regular -ir verbs
- regular -re verbs
The regular -ir verbs group is the second biggest group. Many French verbs fall in this group.
Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:
|grandir||to grow up|
|réfléchir||to think/to reflect|
Pronunciation of Regular ir Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular ir verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation for the verb and the particip passé.
Tu avais choisi
Il avait choisi
Ils avaient choisi
Example Sentences with Regular ir Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on regular ir verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations is about seeing the verb in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on regular ir verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations through examples.
J’avais fini mes devoirs quand tu m’as appelé.
I had finished my homework when you called me.
Tu avais choisi de vivre ici avec papa.
You had chosen to live here with Dad.
J’ai été heureux d’apprendre qu’il avait réussi son examen.
I was happy to hear that he had passed his exam.
Est-ce que vous l’aviez déjà puni ?
Had you ever punished him?
Ils avaient beaucoup investi dans cette entreprise, mais elle n’a jamais fait de bénéfices.
They had invested a lot in this company, but it never made any profit.
Quiz Yourself on Regular ir Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations
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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.
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