- ADJ: ADJ nIn 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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Past Perfect — („vollendete Vergangenheit“) steht für: Past Perfect Simple, Zeitform der Verben in der englischen Sprache (Vorvergangenheitsform) Past Perfect Progressive, Zeitform der Verben in der englischen Sprache (Verlaufsform der Vorvergangenheit) Past… … Deutsch Wikipedia
past perfect — n [singular] technical the form of a verb that shows that the action described by the verb was completed before a particular time in the past, formed in English with had and a past participle >past perfect adj … Dictionary of contemporary English
past perfect — past′ per′fect adj. 1) gram. pertaining to or being a verb tense or form indicating that the action or state expressed by the verb was completed prior to a point of reference in the past or that it extended up to or had results continuing up to… … From formal English to slang
past perfect — noun singular LINGUISTICS a verb tense formed with had and a past participle. It is used to express an action that was completed before a particular time in the past, for example had finished in the sentence She offered to help but I had already… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
past perfect — n. 1. a tense indicating an action as completed or a state as having ended before a specified or implied time in the past; pluperfect 2. a verb form in this tense (Ex.: had gone) … English World dictionary
past perfect — noun a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past I had finished is an example of the past perfect • Syn: ↑past perfect tense, ↑pluperfect, ↑pluperfect tense • Hypernyms: ↑perfective, ↑perfective tense, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
past perfect — noun (singular) technical the form of a verb that shows that the action described by the verb was completed before a particular time in the past, formed in English with had and a past participle past perfect adjective … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
past perfect — adjective Date: 1889 of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense that is traditionally formed in English with had and denotes an action or state as completed at or before a past time spoken of • past perfect noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
past perfect — /past ˈpɜfəkt/ (say pahst perfuhkt) noun → pluperfect. Also, past progressive … Australian English dictionary
past perfect — noun A tense which represents actions that occurred before other actions in the past; the pluperfect tense … Wiktionary