Meaning of PAST PERFECT in English

PAST PERFECT

In grammar, the past perfect tenses of a verb are the ones used to talk about things that happened before a specific time. The simple past perfect tense uses ‘had’ and the past participle of the verb, as in ‘She had seen him before’. It is sometimes called the pluperfect .

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