Learn how to say that something had not yet happened in Spanish
We use El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto with the expressions aún no and todavía no to express that something had not yet happened.
Read and listen to these examples:
Note that in the examples above, the second clause introduced by cuando is followed by a verb in El Pretérito Indefinido. This is a very common combination of tenses in Spanish.
Bear in mind that we can also place aún and todavía after the verb, like this:
Be careful not to place aún or todavía between haber and the participle. This would be incorrect:
"No había todavía terminado de estudiar..."
"Había aún no terminado de estudiar..."
I hadn't yet finished studying..."
I hadn't finished studying yet..."
In English the use of yet is a bit more flexible in terms of placement.
See also Using todavía no with El Pretérito Perfecto = not yet (negative expression)
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