Past Perfect

Past Perfect
Summary
Use
Signal words
Form of affirmative, negative sentences and questions
Spelling
Special verbs
Diagram
Long forms and short forms
Exercises - Past Perfect

Past Perfect - Use

1) Together with the Simple Past

Mary had read the book before she watched a film.


2) the past equivalent of the Present Perfect

He had played hockey.


Signal words

no unambiguous ones


Form

had + past participle


Examples

Affirmative sentences:

I had played hockey.
I'd played hockey.
You had played hockey.
You'd played hockey.

Negative sentences:

I had not played hockey.
I'd not played hockey.
I hadn't played hockey.
You had not played hockey.
You'd not played hockey.
You hadn't played hockey.

Questions:

Had you played hockey? Had you played hockey?

Attention

Past Perfect - Simple Past Simple Past - Simple Past
The match had started when he arrived. The match started when he arrived.
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