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n. pluperfect which is a grammatical tense which places one past action in relation to another past action
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The pluperfect (from Latin plus quam perfectum more than perfect), also called past perfect in English, is a grammatical combination of past tense with the perfect, itself a combination of tense and aspect, that exists in most Indo-European languages though there is not one in Irish. It is used to refer to an event that had continuing relevance to a past time. Comrie classifies the pluperfect as an absolute-relative tense because it absolutely (not by context) establishes a deixis (the past event) and places the action relative to the deixis (before it).
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1. a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past; "`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"
(synonym) past perfect tense, pluperfect, pluferfect tense
(hypernym) perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect tense
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n. předminulý čas
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Rzecz. czas przeszły dokonany
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