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The form for the Past Perfect Subjunctive is the required 3-part formula.

The Past Perfect subjunctive is formed in the same way we form the past perfect in the indicative! We need a conjugation of the verb Haber and a past participle. The only difference is that we conjugate Haber in the Past (Imperfect) Subjunctive!



él, ella, usted


ellos, ellas, ustedes

hubiera hubieras hubiera hubiéramos hubieran

And we still use the same past participles as we do for both the regular and the subjunctive Present Perfect:

Esperaba que Ryan hubiera comprado la cerveza. I was hoping that Ryan had bought the beer. [Implied: that he did not buy it.]
Me alegré de que Tracy hubiera ido a España con su clase. I was happy that Tracy went (had gone) to Spain
Dudábamos que hubieran llegado. We doubted that they had arrived.
Me gustaría que Joann hubiera matriculado en la clase de español 101B el semestre pasado. I would have liked that Joann had enrolled in the Spanish 101B class last semester. (alas, she didn't)

We use the past perfect subjunctive when we want to express a reaction we had to or an emotion we felt in the past about something that had happened or that were to have happened.




Subject #1:

(Select one of the WEIRDO categories)

Past Tense Indicative Verb Options:

1. imperfect
2. preterite
3. past perfect
4. conditional
5. conditional perfect



This is the conjunction necessary to introduce the subjunctive clause



Subject #2 + verb in the subjunctive


Verb Options: Subjunctive mood in the Past

1. imperfect (past) subjunctive [for a simultaneous or future state or action]
2. past perfect subjunctive [for a prior state or action]