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    I would greatly appreciate it if you could tell me the definition of 'pluperfect' and 'conjunctive' verbs.

    Thank you!


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    Re: tenses

    Hi Lillian,

    The pluperfect is just another name for the past perfect.

    I see him every day - present
    I saw him yesterday - simple past
    I have seen him before - present perfect
    I had seen him around but was still surprised when he came up to talk to me - past present or pluperfect

    As for the conjunctive verb, I must leave it to others to answer. That's a new term for me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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