Spanish Language Spanish Grammar: «Past Perfect Tense»

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In Spanish, we use Past Perfect Tense when we want to talk about an action in the past that happened before another action in the past.

Structure[edit | edit source]

Subject + Haber (imperfect form) + verb (past participle) + Complement

Conjuction[edit | edit source]

If you want to say a sentence n Past Perfect Tense, you need to know how to conjugate the verb Haber. The next table shows you how you can conjugate it.

Subject Haber (Imperfect Form)
Yo Había
Él/Ella/Usted Había
Nosotros/Nosotras Habíamos
Vosotros/Vosotras Habíais
Ustedes/Ellos/Ellas Habían

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • Yo había escrito un libro hace muchos años (I had written a book many years ago)
  • Nosotras habíamos ganado el trofeo antes de que vinieras (we had won the trophy before you came)
  • Vosotros ya habíais hecho la tarea cuando la pedí (You had already done the homework when I ordered it)


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