EL PLUSCUAMPERFECTO DEL SUBJUNTIVO (PAST PERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE) The past perfect subjunctive is used after a subjunctive trigger and means ‘had done’. It is the subjunctive of ‘había ado/ido’ ‘habías viajado’ ‘hubieras viajado’ (you had traveled) (same, but after a trigger) LAS FORMAS To form the tense, you simply put ‘haber’ in the imperfect subjunctive: then add ado/ido hubiera hubieras +ado/ido hubiera hubiéramos hubierais hubieran EL USO • The pluperfect subjunctive is used after any type of subjunctive trigger: ‘Era dudoso que Pepita me hubiera dicho la verdad.’ • ‘Nos sorprendía que hubieras fracasado el curso.’ OTRO USO: LAS SITUACIONES HIPOTÉTICAS Remember how the imperfect subjunctive is used with ‘si…’? The pluperfect subjunctive is used the same way: Imperfect Subjunctive “Si yo tuviera más dinero, viajaría más.” (followed up with conditional) If I had more money, I would travel more. (I’m talking about what I would do in the future if things were different.) AHORA, CON EL PLUSCUAMPERFECTO DEL SUBJUNTIVO… “Si yo hubiera tenido más dinero, habría viajado más. (followed up with conditional perfect) If I had had more money, I would have traveled more. (I’m talking about what I would have done in the past if things had been different.) ESCRIBE… 1. Paco doubted that we had stolen the money. 2. The teacher was happy that everyone had passed the test. 3. If we had known better, we would not have bought that car. 4. Sarita would have won the game if she had not broken her leg. RESPUESTAS 1. Paco dudó que hubiéramos robado el dinero. 2. El maestro estaba contento que todos hubieran aprobado/pasado el examen. 3. Si hubiéramos sabido mejor, no habríamos comprado ese coche. 4. Sarita habría ganado el partido si no se hubiera roto la pierna.