can someone please give me an example of a pluperfect tense please..and hopefully the way it is formed would be helpful too

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I was told by my teacher that on A2 I have to be able to use the pluperfect but I don't remember being taught it.. and if anyone knows anything else that would totally WOW the examiner, I'd be grateful. This is for my oral/speaking exam that's next week.. please help..anyone, I'm so desparate :(

Posted Sat 5th May, 2012 @ 09:00 by Bakang Moholo
Edited by Bakang Moholo on Sat 5th May, 2012 @ 09:01

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It's the same as the perfect tense (I had eaten, you had left, etc). You use avoir and then a different ending according to whether its an -er, -ir, or -re verb. good luck in your speaking exam :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/grammar/verbsh/pluperfectrev1.shtml

Answered Sat 5th May, 2012 @ 11:39 by Lydia
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oh okay :') I think I've actually got an example of it just realised, just didn't know it was a pluperfect tense.. is this one;

"ces émeutes étaient arrivées à cause d'une bavure policière."  

Answered Sat 5th May, 2012 @ 11:49 by Bakang Moholo