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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
pluperfect
adjective uk   us  
the pluperfect tense
(Definition of the pluperfect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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