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Table of contents Chapter 7 7.6 Use of pretérito plusquamperfecto

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Chapter 7: Compound Tenses

  7.6 Use of pretérito plusquamperfecto

The Spanish pretérito plusquamperfecto is identical with the English past perfect. The rule is to use the plusquamperfecto when an action happened in the past before another action in the past.

Se había quebrado una pierna y por eso no podía ir a la escuela.
= He had broken a leg, therefore he couldn't come to school.

 

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