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1

Formazione del congiuntivo trapassato

With the IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE of ESSERE or AVERE + PAST PARTICIPLE of the VERB.

2

I had voted

avessi votato

3

you had voted

avessi votato

4

he/she had voted

avesse votato

5

we had voted

avessimo votato

6

you all had voted

aveste votato

7

they had voted

avessero votato

8

I had defended

mi fossi difeso/a

9

you had defended

ti fossi difeso/a

10

he/she had defended

si fosse difeso/a

11

we had defended

ci fossimo difesi/e

12

you all had defended

vi foste difesi/e

13

they had defended

si fossero difesi/e

14

I didn't know they had already voted.

Non sapevano che loro avessero già votato.

15

I was hoping that they had defended themselves better against the accusations.

Speravo che loro si fossero difesi meglio dalle accuse.

16

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.

17

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.

18

I wouldn't have believed that he had worked for charity.

Non avrei creduto che lui avesse lavorato per beneficenza.