past perfect


past perfect

noun Grammar.

  1. pluperfect.

adjective

  1. denoting a tense of verbs used in relating past events where the action had already occurred at the time of the action of a main verb that is itself in a past tense. In English this is a compound tense formed with had plus the past participle

noun

    1. the past perfect tense
    2. a verb in this tense

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