Presentation on theme: "Past Perfect Manuel Casas Guijarro. I.E.S. Gerena. Gerena (Sevilla). June, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Past Perfect Manuel Casas Guijarro. I.E.S. Gerena. Gerena (Sevilla). June, 2010.
Past Perfect. Action 1: I arrived at the party. Action 2: the people had eaten the cake. - Question: Which action is first in time? - Action 1 or action 2?????
So the sentence is: When I arrived at the party, the people had eaten the cake.
1. Past Perfect Simple. Uses. To express a finished action that took place before another completed action in the past. Examples “My family had already left before I arrived”. “After we had finished dinner, we got ready to go out.” “When the police arrived, the murderer had killed everyone”. “By the time we met, I had eaten all the packets of crisps” Future 2. Past Simple 1. Past Perfect Present
Subject+had+past participle (main verb)… they had eaten the cake Before When After Already By the time 2. Past Perfect Simple. Form. 3. Past Perfect Simple. Adverbs.