Presentation on theme: "Is also a past tense. Le Plus-que-parfait is a past tense It needs a helping verb You need “avoir” or “être” in the Imparfait You add the past participle."— Presentation transcript:
is also a past tense
Le Plus-que-parfait is a past tense It needs a helping verb You need “avoir” or “être” in the Imparfait You add the past participle to the helping verb
The Plus-que-parfait Is like the passé composé It needs a helping verb It needs the past participle It is a compound tense It is a past tense
Has the helping verb in the Imparfait
Has the helping verb in the present tense
The Plus-que-parfait Is used to express a past action that happened BEFORE another past action. You could have a passé composé and a plus-que-parfait in the same sentence.
Le plus-que-parfait You could have the plus-que-parfait and the passé composé in the same sentence. The plus-que-parfait can come first or second in the sentence. It will not change the meaning.
Example Quand je suis rentré chez moi, ma mère avait fini de cuisiner. When I returned home, my mother had finished cooking.