2 Past Perfect Simple Tense The past perfect is used for an action which happened before another past action or a specific time in the past.Example:When Jim came to the cinema,Ann and Stuart had already enteredto the cinema. (They entered to the cinemaFirst. Jim arrived to the cinema afterwards).
3 Past Perfect Simple Tense The past perfect is used for an action which finished in the past and whose result was visible in the past.Example:She was happy. He had signed animportant contract (the actionfinished in the past and its resultwas visible in the past too).
4 Yes, I had./No I hadn’t. etc Form/ UseWe form the Past perfect simple withhad + the past participle of the main verb.Affirmative:I had eaten a delicious pie.Negative:I had not/hadn’t eaten a delicious pie.Interrogative:Had I eaten a delicious pie?Short answers:Yes, I had./No I hadn’t. etc
5 The following are the useful time expressions used in past perfect. by the timeas soon asneveruntiljustafterwhenalreadyasbefore
6 Time Expressions Examples: The bus had already left by the time we arrived to the station.Karen went to bed as soon as her guest had left.We played Monopoly after we had finished dinner.
7 Examples: My sister had just got into the shower when the phone rang. Karen didn’t go to sleep until she had finished the book.Helen had spoken to George several times before He asked her out to dinner.Salir