Past Perfect Tense - QUYNH HUONG CENTER FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION & EDUCATION

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7 Aug 2014

Past Perfect Tense

a. Form: S + Had + Past Participle (PP)

b. Uses:

The past perfect is used to express an action in the past, which happened before another action in the past. Ex: when I got home, John had cooked a meal.

Note: the use of past perfect and the past simple in the following sentences. Ex: when I got home, John had cooked a meal - (John cooked a meal before I got home). When I got home, John cooked a meal - (First I got home, and then John cooked).

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