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Lesson 6: Passive verbs - part 5 | 1 2 3 4 5 6

Pluperfect passive tense

Handy hint

To form the perfectView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window passive, pluperfectView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window passive and future perfectView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window passive tense change the ‘-m’ ending of the supineView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window to ‘-s’ to form the past participleView the definition of this term - this link opens in a new window.

For example:

voco, vocare, vocavi, vocatum (1)  vocatus, -a, -um

Remember that a past participle must agree with word it modifies in gender, number and case and it declines like ‘bonus, -a, -umView this term in the Grammar table - this link opens in a new window.

To form the pluperfect passive tense use the past participle like the other tenses in this group, but with the imperfect tense of the verb sum, esse, fui, -, ‘to be’.

For example

Latin English
vocatus, vocata, vocatum eram I had been called
vocatus, vocata, vocatum eras you had been called
vocatus, vocata, vocatum erat he/she/it had been called
vocati, vocate, vocata eramus we had been called
vocati, vocate, vocata eratis you had been called
vocati, vocate, vocata erant they had been called

Checklist

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  • The meaning of a pluperfect passive tense?
  • The form of a pluperfect passive tense?
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