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

 

the past perfect

 noun
noun
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; NAmE
 
(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