Past Perfect Tense

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Positive

Subject + had + Past Participle

She had done her homework when I came.

Negative

Subject + had + not + Past Participle

Had not = hadn’t

She hadn’t done her homework when I came.

Question

Had + Subject + Past Participle?

Had she done her homework when you came?

Usages


The past perfect and present perfect are used in the same way. However, the past perfect refers to a time in the past, while the present perfect refers to a time in the present.

  •  to talk about something started in the past and still continued to a given time in the past
  • I had learned English for 10 years.
  • to talk about something happened before another action in the past
  • My mom had come home before it rained.

Signal words:


Already, just, never, ever

 

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