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Past Perfect Tense

The past perfect tense in English is composed of two parts: the past tense of the verb to have (had) + the past participle of the main verb. For example, "We had decided…," "She had given…," or, "I hadn't asked…"

The past perfect refers to a time earlier than before now. It is used to make it clear that one event happened before another in the past. For example, "John had gone out when I arrived in the office," or, "He was very tired because he hadn't slept well."

Just is used with the past perfect to refer to an event that was only a short time earlier than before now. For instance, "She had just left the room when the police arrived," or, "We had just started the picnic when it started to rain."

Past Perfect Tense Grammar Quiz

  1. We for socks for Christmas but we got them anyway.

  2. Had the ghost ever to you before you went off your medication?

  3. I at several companies before I finally got a job.

  4. Andre Agassi Brooke Shields by the time he met Stephie Graf.

  5. Had you Fanta before you moved to Germany?

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fariz91

Azerbaijan

gang had run away the bank before arrived))

01:48 PM May 16 2014 |

sunny_ling88

China

We had known each other when we met in the class room.

11:23 PM May 12 2014 |

Rana1371

Rana1371

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

robber had left the bank before police arrived  :)


is it right friends ?

08:52 AM Feb 26 2014 |

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Rana1371

Rana1371

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

dear zhannetka its no difficult for you , but these grammers are difficult for us, because its not our VERNACULAR.

08:48 AM Feb 26 2014 |

jasonhe2014

China

i had met a beautiful lady some days ago.

03:58 AM Feb 26 2014 |

Zhannetka

Zhannetka

Russian Federation

On my opinion, it is not so difficult.

05:15 AM Sep 25 2013 |

kanation

China

very  good

05:05 AM Sep 25 2013 |

aung122

aung122

Myanmar

good one.Thanks.

08:43 PM Jul 10 2013 |

SovannetMeas

Cambodia

For me The past perfect tense is very good. cos it help me easy to teach my friends.

07:54 PM Mar 24 2013 |

vinayaji

vinayaji

India

i had took  my kid off from school because heavey snow fall started.

05:11 AM Mar 11 2013 |