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4 August 2018
I don't understand why...
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate devoir in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense)"
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Hi Pamela, all of the examples are in the pluperfect in English as well.
Remember that "We had had" is usually contracted in speech to "We'd had" (and this is not the same tense as "We had").
It's very easy to miss the 'd but the apostrophe represents the 'ha' in 'had' that has been squished up (or 'elided', if we want to be technical).
So:Si elle avait dû le faire...
If she'd had to do it, or
If she had had to do it,
Hope that helps!
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