pluperfect tense


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Related to pluperfect tense: past perfect tense
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Noun1.pluperfect tense - a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past; "`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"
perfect, perfect tense, perfective, perfective tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
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Winnington comments that reading Peake from these perspectives has transformed his understanding of the works, and for this reader also, these minutely observed patterns of imagery and technique enrich by bringing to awareness some hitherto unnoticed connections within Peake's oeuvre, as well as stylistic elements such as his over-fondness for the pluperfect tense.
Present, past, and pluperfect tense in French: two alternative accounts for their use by normal children and children with SLI
Nevertheless, there is no reason not to use correct English grammar such as "whom" instead of "who" when required in the parts-of-speech sequence, or the pluperfect tense where it belongs in context.