Term: Past Perfect

Definition:

For actions that happened before related past events or times.

eg: When she arrived, all the tickets had gone.

eg: I'd never heard of it until last week.

This used to be the pluperfect, but the term is not used nowadays.

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See Also: Present Perfect; Aspect; Perfect Aspect; Progressive Aspect; Auxiliary Verb; Future Perfect; Tense

Category: Verbs and Tenses

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