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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Origin of past perfect
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby past perfect
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Example sentences from the Web for past perfect
She is just past-perfect as a chaperone and she said that she thought a party of four girls would be ideal.Meg of Mystery Mountain|Grace May North
British Dictionary definitions for past perfect
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denoting a tense of verbs used in relating past events where the action had already occurred at the time of the action of a main verb that is itself in a past tense. In English this is a compound tense formed with had plus the past participle
- the past perfect tense
- a verb in this tense
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