past perfect tense

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Related to past perfect tense: past participle, present perfect tense, future 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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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.
Inventor of the Footballing Past Perfect Tense, as in: "The lad's got there, he's done great and we've nicked one early doors.