Flashcards in Il congiuntivo trapassato Deck (18)
Formazione del congiuntivo trapassato
With the IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE of ESSERE or AVERE + PAST PARTICIPLE of the VERB.
I had voted
you had voted
he/she had voted
we had voted
you all had voted
they had voted
I had defended
mi fossi difeso/a
you had defended
ti fossi difeso/a
he/she had defended
si fosse difeso/a
we had defended
ci fossimo difesi/e
you all had defended
vi foste difesi/e
they had defended
si fossero difesi/e
I didn't know they had already voted.
Non sapevano che loro avessero già votato.
I was hoping that they had defended themselves better against the accusations.
Speravo che loro si fossero difesi meglio dalle accuse.
Uso del congiuntivo trapassato
Used when the VERB in the MAIN CLAUSE is in a PAST TENSE or the PAST CONDITIONAL and the ACTION of the DEPENDENT CLAUSE takes place PRIOR to the ACTION of the MAIN CLAUSE.
I was afraid that that senator had voted against the will of the people.
Avevo paura che quel senatore avesse votato contro la volontà del popolo.