Preterperfect
Preterperfect Pre`ter*per"fect, a. & n. [Pref. preter- + perfect.] (Gram.) Old name of the tense also called {preterit}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • preterperfect — /prē tər pûrˈfikt/ (old grammar) noun Perfect ORIGIN: ↑preter • • • preterpluperˈfect adjective 1. Pluperfect (grammar) 2. Beyond the more than perfect (facetious) …   Useful english dictionary

  • preterit — Preterperfect Pre ter*per fect, a. & n. [Pref. preter + perfect.] (Gram.) Old name of the tense also called {preterit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preterition — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Retrospective time. < N PARAG:Preterition >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 the past the past past time Sgm: N 1 days of yore days of yore times of yore days of old times of old days past times past days gone by times gone by …   English dictionary for students

  • preterpluperfect — preterpluperˈfect adjective 1. Pluperfect (grammar) 2. Beyond the more than perfect (facetious) • • • Main Entry: ↑preterperfect …   Useful english dictionary

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