Conjugate devoir in Le Plus-que-parfait (pluperfect tense)

Le Plus-que-parfait in French is the direct equivalent of the Pluperfect in English. It could be described as "the past of the past":

e.g. After I had had to do my homework, I went for a walk.

Of course, English speakers are likely to make contractions: I'd had to, etc.

Look at these examples of "devoir" in the Plus-que-parfait :

J'avais en racheter un nouveau après que Patrick avait cassé le mien.I'd had to buy a new one after Patrick had broken mine.

Tu avais  le licencier finalement.You'd had to let him go in the end.

Si elle avait le faire, vous auriez eu des problèmes.If she'd had to do it, you would have been in trouble.

Nous avions nettoyer la maison avant que mes parents ne vissent le désordre.We'd had to clean the house before my parents saw the mess.

Si vous aviez , l'auriez-vous fait?If you'd had to, would you have done it?

Elles avaient  repasser l'examen, après qu'elles avaient échoué les trois premières fois!They'd had to take the exam again, after they'd failed the first three times!

Notice that the Plus-que-parfait of "devoir" follows this construction:

Verb avoir in the Imparfait + (past participle of devoir)

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Elles avaient  repasser l'examen, après qu'elles avaient échoué les trois premières fois!They'd had to take the exam again, after they'd failed the first three times!
Si vous aviez , l'auriez-vous fait?If you'd had to, would you have done it?
Tu avais  le licencier finalement.You'd had to let him go in the end.
J'avais en racheter un nouveau après que Patrick avait cassé le mien.I'd had to buy a new one after Patrick had broken mine.
Si elle avait le faire, vous auriez eu des problèmes.If she'd had to do it, you would have been in trouble.
Nous avions nettoyer la maison avant que mes parents ne vissent le désordre.We'd had to clean the house before my parents saw the mess.
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