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the pluperfect

noun
 
 
/ˌpluːˈpɜːfɪkt/ ( also the past perfect)
the form of the verb that is used to show that an action had already finished when another action happened. In English, the pluperfect is made with 'had' and a past participle.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
Translations of “the pluperfect”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過去完成時…
in Russian предпрошедшее время…
in Turkish had + geçmiş zaman ortacı' ile oluşan fiil kipi, geçmişte bitmiş zaman kipi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过去完成时…
in Polish czas zaprzeszły…
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