French/Grammar/Tenses/Past imperative

Usage of the Past ImperativeEdit

Formation of the Past ImperativeEdit

  • The imperatif passé is a compound tense- it consists of two verbs, the auxiliary verb and the past participle of the verb one seeks to use in this tense.
  • The auxiliary verb is conjugated as if it were being used in the present imperative.
  • The past participle is added immediately after the auxiliary verb.
  • A negative structure such as ne ... pas is always placed around the auxiliary verb, immediately before the past participle.
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