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the pluperfectnoun [S]

uk   /ˌpluːˈpɜː.fekt/  us   /ˈpluːˌpɝː-/ specialized
the ​grammaticaltense used to ​describe an ​action that had already ​finished when another ​actionhappened. It is made with "had" and a past ​participle.
pluperfect
adjective uk   us  
the pluperfect ​tense
(Definition of the pluperfect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the pluperfect”
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去完成时…
in Turkish had + geçmiş zaman ortacı' ile oluşan fiil kipi, geçmişte bitmiş zaman kipi…
in Russian предпрошедшее время…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去完成時…
in Polish czas zaprzeszły…
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