Definition of the past perfect noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the past perfect

BrE BrE//ðə ˌpɑːst ˈpɜːfɪkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ðə ˌpæst ˈpɜːrfɪkt//
(also the past perfect tense, the pluperfect) [singular] (grammar) Grammar
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the form of a verb that expresses an action completed before a particular point in the past, formed in English with had and the past participle See related entries: Grammar
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the past perfect