What is Past Perfect Tense?
This is one of the simplest forms (mind control).
When we need to talk about something done or we did before another action was done all in the past.( hint 2 actions/situations or events are done in the past but at different times.)
BEFORE and AFTER
You should be able to use these time words in this tense
Before I talked to her we had met.
After I had eaten she came
Subject + had + the past participle
I had eaten before I came. (May be before I came to school(second action) I had eaten(first action)
We can also have this in the negative form
I hadn’t/had not/'d eaten before I came.
Practice or checkout more on past participles (-ed) and the irregular verbs those that don’t end with -ed
We had met after school.
On many occasions you need to know how to use this tense like so,
- Who had taken it?
- Where had you gone?
- What had stopped you?
- How had you done it?
- With whom had he gone?
You have heard it in the movies
- Had you seen him before?
- Had you known each other?
- Had you been together?
Past perfect - is used to show something that happened before a past event occurred. For example:
‘I had slept before you came.’
‘Jack had shot her before he kicked him.’
Use two examples of actions in the past and explain using the sequence they happened.