I know this lesson is about the plus que parfait but to say "had to", can you also use the passé composé? For example, he had to leave before 5. "Il a dû partir à 5 heures.
-> Conjugate voir/devoir/pouvoir/boire/croire/savoir/lire/plaire/taire (+ avoir) in the compound past in French (Le Passé Composé)
-> Conjugate devoir in the pluperfect tense in French (Le Plus-que-Parfait)
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
The sentence “He had to leave” is past tense. Past perfect would be “He had had to leave.”
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