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Someone's told me today that

I had had already finished

is grammatically correct and it means:

In the past, I had already finished.

Is this grammatically correct? I feel like past perfect is enough and I've never seen two had followed by yet another verb.

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"I had had already finished" is not correct. "I had already finished" is what you mean. However you can say "I had had", as in for example "by midnight I had had enough to eat." You are telling someone about an action which was complete at some time in the past.

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