Preterite Perfect (Past Anterior)  

Grammar The Perfect Tenses Preterite Perfect

The preterite perfect (past anterior) is formed using the formula below:

preterit conjugation of haber + the past participle = past anterior

The preterite conjugation of haber is shown below:

haber (conjugation)

yo hube (I had)
hubiste (you had)
Ud./él/ella hubo (you/he/she had)
nosotros (as) hubimos (we had)
vosotros (as) hubisteis (you guys had)
Uds./ellos/ellas hubieron (you all/they had)

The past participle is formed by adding the suffix -ado to -ar verbs and -ido to -er and -ir verbs.

Example: the past participle of hablar (to speak) is hablado. The table below shows the conjugation of hablar in the preterit perfect:

hablar (conjugation)

hube hablado (I had spoken)
hubiste hablado (you had spoken)
hubo hablado (you/he/she had spoken)
hubimos hablado (we had spoken)
hubisteis hablado (you guys had spoken)
hubieron hablado (you all/they had spoken)

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