Definition of past perfect in English:

past perfect

Line breaks: past per|fect

adjective & noun

Another term for pluperfect.
More example sentences
  • The past perfect tense effects the time shift.
  • For instance, the author systematically misuses the past perfect tense and passive voice in a way that makes it impossible to understand temporal relations.
  • The class was rather interesting for him, they were learning more of the present and past perfect tenses.

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Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal