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Pluperfect tense

A perfective tense used to express action completed in the past.  Synonyms: past perfect, past perfect tense, pluperfect.

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... referred to the second meeting or the senate, for it does not appear that any proposal concerning the punishment of the prisoners was made at the first meeting. There would be no doubt on this point, were it not for the pluperfect tense, decreverat. I have translated it as the perfect. We must suppose that Sallust had his thoughts on Caesar's speech, which was to follow, and signifies that all this business had been done before Caesar addressed the house. Kritzius thinks that the ...
— Conspiracy of Catiline and The Jurgurthine War • Sallust

Words linked to "Pluperfect tense" :   perfect tense, perfective tense, perfect, perfective, past perfect

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