the past perfect

noun

grammar
: the form of the verb that is used in referring to an action that was completed by a particular time in the past
The past perfect in English is formed by using had and the past participle of a verb, as in "She had visited there once before."

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“The past perfect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20past%20perfect. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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