past perfect tense

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Synonyms for past perfect tense

a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past

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Avoid using the past perfect in place of the simple past; that is, do not add had to the verb unless the situation requires the past perfect tense.
If you go through and do a lot of verb conjugations and you're really good at putting verbs into the past perfect tense," Nielson says, "it doesn't mean if you want to have a conversation with someone, that you're going to use the past perfect tense appropriately.
Similarly to Estonian, past perfect tense forms are employed in Livonian as an evidential strategy.
Similarly, in language learning, if learners are not familiar with the past simple tense, we are unlikely to introduce the past perfect tense.
In his discussion of the past perfect tense, Reichenbach (1947) talks about both E and R as if they were times of eventualities in the past.