French/Grammar/Tenses/Past conditional, 2nd form
Usage of the Second Form of the Past Conditional
Formation of the Second Form of the Past Conditional
- The second form of the past conditional 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 imperfect subjunctive.
- 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.