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English definition of “the past perfect”

the past perfect

noun   /ˌpæst ˈpɜr.fɪkt/
in grammar , the form of a verb that is used to show that an action was already finished when another action happened . The sentence “I had never been to Canada”is in the past perfect .
(Definition of the past perfect noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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