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English definition of “the past perfect”

the past perfect

noun     (also the pluperfect)
the form of a verb that is used to show that an action had already finished when another action happened. In English, the past perfect is made with 'had' and a past participle.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the past perfect noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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