Plusquamperfekt - grammatical tense to denote an action completed prior to a past point in time.

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Understanding “die waren gewesen ganz stolz, die hatten geblänkt und gespiegelt” in context

The question is on the highlighted verb forms in this passage from Der arme Müllerbursch und das Kätzchen (1857), as collected by the Grimm brothers. In it, Hans agreed to serve a talking cat for ...
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»Es gibt« im Plusquamperfekt [closed]

I need to use es gibt in the pluperfect, for an essay that I’m writing, but I’m not sure how to do it. Present: Es gibt etwas Past: Es gab etwas Pluperfect: ? Es war etwas gegeben sounds wrong to ...
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The Three(?) German Passive Past Tenses

It is my understanding that German has three passive past tenses and (I'm not sure about this) English has only two: Imperfekt: Der Euro wurde eingeführt. The Euro was introduced. Perfekt: ...
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Consecutio temporum in German prepositions

Just wondering if nachdem is the only preposition which induces a change in the tenses: Nachdem wir gegessen hatten, bin ich nach Hause gefahren. As far as I know, here it wouldn't be correct to ...