Past Perfect Tense ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/PastPerfectTense


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosemantic Property
                        |_ Tense Property
                              |_ Past Perfect Tense


Definition:

Locates the situation in question in the future, prior to a reference time in the future. Also called PastInPast tense.



Language Code: mlt In this Maltese example of the past perfect, the tense of the auxiliary 'to be' locates a a past or future reference point relative to which the main verb occurs.
2009-06-04 13:28:08
kienqatel
he.washe.kill
He had been killing.

References:
Comrie (1985:77)


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