THE PLUPERFECT TENSE
So, what is it?
The Pluperfect tense is the 'distant past', saying the subject has done something.
So, how is the Pluperfect tense formed?
The Pluperfect tense is formed like this:
portav eram - I had carried
portav eras - you had carried (sing.)
portav erat - he had carried
portav eramus - we had carried
portav eratis - you had carried (pl.)
portav erant - they had carried
I'm still a bit confused, can you give me some examples?
festinaveratis - you had hurried
necaverat - he had killed
invitaveram - i had invited
habitaverant - they had lived
clamaveras - you had shouted
What are some sentances using this?
Rufilla ancillas, quae cubiculum paraverant, laudavit.
Rufilla praised the slave girls, who had prepared her bedroom.
Salvius me punivit, quod e villa fugeram.
Salvius punished me because I had fled from the house.
Sacerdotes, qui ad aram processerant, victimas sacrificaverunt.
The preist, who had advanced to the altar, sacrificed the victims.