#102 - Past Perfect - English Grammar

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Past Perfect

The past perfect is used to indicate that something happened before another event in the past. To form the past perfect, use the past tense of the verb "to have (had) + the past participle". The event that happened first is the verb form of "had + past participle".

Past Perfect
  • He had finished his homework before his mom told him to do it.
  • She had learned about the city before she visited it.
  • They had read the book before they saw the movie.
  • It started to rain after we had arrived at the park.
  • We drove by our house where we had lived as children.
  • By the time we arrived at the party, everyone had left.

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