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Title: The past perfect tense


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PAST PERFECT V/S SIMPLE PAST
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The past perfect tense
  • Look at this sentence .

I had eaten my breakfast before I went to school.
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How is the past perfect formed?
HadPP.
  • Ali had played football before he went back home.

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Look at this example.
After he had taken his music lesson,
  • he made a telephone call.

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What had Ali done before he
went fishing?
Ali had repaired his car,
  • before he went fishing.

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The key words of this tense are
after
as soon as
hadPP
Past simple
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The key words of this tense are
before
past simple
HadPP
By the time
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The use of the past perfect tense.
We use the past perfect to talk about an action
which happened before another action in the
past
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Make similar sentences using after and before.
Finish work-watch TV
After I had finished work ,I watched TV
Before I watched TV ,I had finished my work.
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Make similar sentences using by the time and as
soon as
Eat breakfast-go to school
By the time I went to school,I had eaten my
breakfast.
As soon as I had eaten my breakfast,I went to
school
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Make similar sentences using by the time and as
soon as
Police arrive-thief escape
By the time the police arrived,the thief had
escaped.
As soon as the thief had escaped ,the police
arrived.
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So it is correct to say
  • After he had finished the meeting ,he made a
    telephone call.

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Before he made a telephone call ,he had finished
the meeting.
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