Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

Introduction to the verb lobotomiser

Get the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) tense conjugation of lobotomiser. Includes a FREE downloadable reference sheet (no email required). Alternatively if you have a lot of text to check then use our free French Grammar Checker – no registration required!

The English translation of the French verb lobotomiser is “to lobotomize.” It is pronounced as /lo.bo.to.mi.ze/.

The word “lobotomiser” comes from the Greek words “lobos” (meaning “lobe”) and “temnein” (meaning “to cut”). It was first used in the medical field in the 19th century, but became more widely known in the 20th century due to its use in lobotomy procedures.

In everyday French, lobotomiser is most often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English. This tense is used to describe an action that was completed before another past action or at a specific time in the past.

Example 1: J’avais lobotomisĂ© le patient avant qu’il ne se rĂ©veille. (I had lobotomized the patient before he woke up.)
Example 2: Vous aviez lobotomisĂ© les patients depuis des annĂ©es avant d’arrĂȘter cette pratique. (You had been lobotomizing patients for years before stopping this practice.)
Example 3: Elle avait lobotomisé son propre frÚre sans se rendre compte des conséquences. (She had lobotomized her own brother without realizing the consequences.)

In these examples, the verb lobotomiser is conjugated in the Plus-que-parfait tense to agree with the subject of the sentence. It is used to describe a completed action in the past that happened before another past action or at a specific time in the past.

In English, the past perfect tense is formed with “had + past participle,” while in French, the Plus-que-parfait tense is formed with the auxiliary verb “avoir” conjugated in the imperfect tense followed by the past participle of the verb.

Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of lobotomiser

Pronoun Conjugation Short Example English Translation
je j’avais lobotomisĂ© J’avais lobotomisĂ© le patient. I had lobotomized the patient.
tu tu avais lobotomisé Tu avais lobotomisé ton ennemi. You had lobotomized your enemy.
il il avait lobotomisé Il avait lobotomisé le criminel. He had lobotomized the criminal.
elle elle avait lobotomisé Elle avait lobotomisé la victime. She had lobotomized the victim.
on on avait lobotomisé On avait lobotomisé le tueur. One had lobotomized the killer.
nous nous avions lobotomisé Nous avions lobotomisé la personne. We had lobotomized the person.
vous vous aviez lobotomisé Vous aviez lobotomisé le cobaye. You had lobotomized the guinea pig.
ils ils avaient lobotomisé Ils avaient lobotomisé le criminel. They had lobotomized the criminal.
elles elles avaient lobotomisé Elles avaient lobotomisé la victime. They had lobotomized the victim.

Other Conjugations for Lobotomiser.

   
    Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    PassĂ© Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    PassĂ© ComposĂ© (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser     (this article)

    PassĂ© AntĂ©rieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    Futur AntĂ©rieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    Subjonctif PrĂ©sent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    Subjonctif PassĂ© (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Conditionnel PrĂ©sent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser
   

    Conditionnel PassĂ© (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    L’impĂ©ratif PrĂ©sent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    L’infinitif PrĂ©sent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb lobotomiser

    Struggling with French verbs or the language in general? Why not use our free French Grammar Checker – no registration required!
   

Get a FREE Download Study Sheet of this Conjugation đŸ”„

Simply right click the image below, click “save image” and get your free reference for the lobotomiser Plus-que-parfait tense conjugation!

Lobotomiser – About the French Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense

The French “plus-que-parfait” tense is a past tense used to express actions or events that occurred before another past action or event. It is often translated to English as the “pluperfect” tense. The name “plus-que-parfait” literally means “more than perfect,” indicating that it is a tense used to describe actions that were completed before a specific point in the past.
NOTE: To take a deep dive into all the French tenses then see my article on Mastering French Tense Conjugation.

Tense Formation

To form the plus-que-parfait tense, you typically use the auxiliary verb “avoir” (to have) or “ĂȘtre” (to be) in the imperfect tense, followed by the past participle of the main verb. Here are the conjugations for both auxiliary verbs:
1. With “avoir” as the auxiliary verb:
   – J’avais mangĂ© (I had eaten)
   – Tu avais parlĂ© (You had spoken)
   – Il/elle/on avait fini (He/She/One had finished)
   – Nous avions lu (We had read)
   – Vous aviez choisi (You had chosen)
   – Ils/elles avaient jouĂ© (They had played)
2. With “ĂȘtre” as the auxiliary verb (usually for intransitive verbs or verbs indicating a state):
   – J’Ă©tais parti(e) (I had left)
   – Tu Ă©tais arrivĂ©(e) (You had arrived)
   – Il/elle/on Ă©tait tombĂ©(e) (He/She/One had fallen)
   – Nous Ă©tions restĂ©(e)s (We had stayed)
   – Vous Ă©tiez nĂ©(e)(s) (You had been born)
   – Ils/elles Ă©taient montĂ©(e)s (They had gone up)

Common everyday usage patterns

Sequencing of past events

The plus-que-parfait is used to express a past action that happened before another past action. For example, “J’avais mangĂ© avant qu’il ne soit arrivĂ©” (I had eaten before he arrived).

Background information

It is also used to provide background information or set the stage for a main past event. For instance, “Quand je suis arrivĂ©, ils avaient dĂ©jĂ  fini de manger” (When I arrived, they had already finished eating).

Hypothetical or reported speech

In indirect speech, the plus-que-parfait is used to report what someone had said or thought in the past. For example, “Il avait dit qu’il viendrait demain” (He had said that he would come tomorrow).

Interactions with other tenses

– The plus-que-parfait is often used in conjunction with the passĂ© composĂ© (simple past) to establish the sequence of past events. The passĂ© composĂ© describes the more recent action, while the plus-que-parfait describes the action that occurred earlier.
– It can also be used with the conditional mood to express a hypothetical past event, like “Si j’avais su, j’aurais agi diffĂ©remment” (If I had known, I would have acted differently).
– When used in reported speech, it can be combined with the conditional mood or the imperfect subjunctive to reflect the original mood and tense of the reported statement.

Summary

The French plus-que-parfait tense is an essential part of the language for expressing past actions that occurred before other past actions, providing background information, and reporting past statements or thoughts. It is an integral component of constructing complex and accurate narratives in French.

I hope you enjoyed this article on the verb lobotomiser. Still in a learning mood? Check out another TOTALLY random French verb conjugation!

Similar Posts