Plus-que-parfait du subjonctif

French Pluperfect Subjunctive

The French pluperfect subjunctive is an extremely rare, extremely formal verb form. It's the literary equivalent of the French past subjunctive and is conjugated with the imperfect subjunctive of the auxiliary verb (avoir or être) + past participle.

For example

Je ne croyais pas qu'il eût fini. - I didn't think he had finished.

Il était étonné que je fusse parti. - He was astonished that I'd left.
 

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