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Unformatted text preview: The past perfect tense illustrated above is translated as: “I had written,” “you had written,” “he had written,” “we had written,” “they had written,” and so on. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense is used when you are speaking about a time in the past and you want to indicate that something had already been completed before that time. For example, • Yo había llamado dos veces antes de visitarles ayer . • I had called twice before visiting them yesterday . establishes that you are referring to a past time. Preterit perfect (past anterior) The pluperfect explained above is also called the past perfect because it is what a Spanish speaker will naturally use to express the fact that an action was already completed at some point in the past. When the past participle is used with a helping verb conjugated in the preterit rather than the...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09