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The Past Perfect (Plusquamperfekt)


I. Theory

The Plusquamperfekt in German corresponds almost identically to the past perfect in English (the past of the past). This occurs when a point in the past already exists and the events in question happened before that point. Here are some English examples: “We had cancelled the party (further in past) before it began to rain (near past).”. Or: “We hadn’t been to Ireland before last summer.”

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