Use the word pluperfect referring to the verb tense


You сan also play with different tenses (perfect, future perfect, pluperfect and so on).

Do you (ESOL teachers, I mean) use the word pluperfect referring to the verb tense?

I just call it the past perfect. If I called it pluperfect, my students wouldn’t be able to find it in their grammar books. 8)

Hi Amy,

Thanks for your response.


P.S. They could easily find it in Wikipedia :slight_smile: (let’s hope, their learning process is not limited by only reading grammar books :slight_smile: ;))

…But, to be honest, today was the first time when I myself met such use of the word.
While doing my homework (and reading correspondent materials) on Persuasive language :slight_smile: