Regular re Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation [+5 Examples]

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how regular -re verbs are conjugated in French,
  • the regular -re verbs in French,
  • how regular -re verbs are pronounced in French,
  • how regular -re verbs are used in sentences in French,
  • how you can quiz yourself on regular -re verbs plus-que-parfait conjugations
  • how regular -re verbs 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 the regular re verbs plus-que-parfait conjugation!

Table of Contents

Regular re 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 -re Verbs Conjugation Method

This section will show you how regular -re 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 -re in the plus-que-parfait one must:

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

The verb vendre means “to sell” 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. vendu

The particip passé of vendre is vendu.

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

J’avais vendu

Common Regular re Verbs

French has three regular verb groups.

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

The regular -re verbs group is the third 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:

attendreto wait
descendreto go down
entendreto hear
mordreto bite
prendreto take
répondreto answer
vendreto sell

Pronunciation of Regular re Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce regular re 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 vendu

Tu avais vendu

Il avait vendu

Ils avaient vendu

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

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

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


Si seulement j’avais pris le temps de lire le manuel d’instructions !

If only I had taken the time to read the instruction manual!


J’ai rêvé que tu avais vendu toutes mes voitures.

I dreamt that you had sold all of my cars.


Il avait tout perdu.

He had lost everything.


Nous avions aussi entendu le bruit.

We had heard the noise as well.


Aviez-vous répondu à ses appels ?

Had you answered his calls?

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

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 Regular re Verbs Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

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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