AP Spanish : Pluperfect / El Pluscoamperfecto

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Spanish

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Example Questions

Example Question #4 : Past Tenses

Fill in the blank with the correct answer. 

Cuando llegaron ayer, tú ya __________.

Possible Answers:

habías comido

comiste

habrías comido

había comido

has comido

Correct answer:

habías comido

Explanation:

The first part of the sentence, "when they arrived yesterday," is in the preterite; the next clause that has the word "ya," "already," in it, implies the next action had occurred before the first one; therefore we need the past perfect tense, which in the 2nd person singular would be, habías comido. 

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