Pluscuamperfecto de Subjuntivo – Spanish Pluperfect Subjunctive

The pluperfect tense of the subjunctive mood is used to express the same subjectivity as the present subjunctive, but, like the pluperfect indicative, at a point before another action in the past.

The pluperfect subjunctive is used in three main

1. To express subjectivity in the past after the same verbs,
impersonal expressions, and conjunctions as the present
. For
the pluperfect subjunctive to be needed, the verb in the main clause has to be in one of
the following tenses/moods: preterite, imperfect, or conditional.
Quería que tú lo hubieras hecho. I wanted you to do it.
Fue una lástima que no hubiera podido venir. It was too bad that he couldn’t come.
Estaba triste de oír que su padre hubiera muerto. It was sad to hear that his father had died.
2. To express a wish, after ojalá que, that something had
happened differently in the past.
Ojalá que hubiera ido. I wish he had come.
Ojalá que hubiéramos podido verlo. If only we could have seen it.
3. In conditional sentences (si clauses).
Si hubiera sabido, hubiera ido contigo. If I had known, I would have gone with you.
¿Hubieras comprado el libro si te hubiera dicho? Would you have bought the book if I had told you?

Pluperfect Subjunctive Conjugations

The pluperfect subjunctive is a compound verb

formed with the imperfect
of the auxiliary verb haber + the past
of the main verb. Remember that the imperfect subjunctive has two
sets of conjugations, thus the pluperfect subjunctive has two sets of

-RA conjugation of TENER

yo hubiera tenido nosotros hubiéramos tenido
hubieras tenido vosotros hubierais tenido
él hubiera tenido ellos hubieran tenido

via Spanish Pluperfect Subjunctive – Pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo – Spanish Past Perfect Subjunctive – e Learn Spanish Language.

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