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English definition of “the pluperfect”

the pluperfect

noun [S] uk   /ˌpluːˈpɜː.fekt/ us    /ˈpluːˌpɝː-/ specialized
the grammatical tense used to describe an action that had already finished when another action happened. It is made with 'had' and a past participle Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
pluperfect
adjective uk   us  
the pluperfect tenseVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the pluperfect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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