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Title: Past perfect simple and continuous Author: emil Last modified by: zborov a Created Date: 3/2/2013 10:19:20 PM Document presentation format – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Past perfect simple and continuous


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Past perfect simple and continuous
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Past perfect simple we use
  • To describe that an event or action that happened
    before another past event or action. The past
    perfect simple makes it clear that one action or
    event was comleted before the second one started.
  • When I arrived, the train had left. ( the
    train left before I arrived)
  • To describe an event or action that happened
    before a particular time in the past
  • It was June 1991. Ann and Michael had just
    got married.
  • By nine, most of the workers had arrived.

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Past perfect simple we use
  • with many of the adverbs and expressions we use
    with the present perfect just, already, yet,
    for, since, ever, never...
  • In clauses with when, before, after, until, as
    soon as and by

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Past perfect continuous we use
  • To emphasise how long an event or action lasted
  • It had been raining for three days when the
    dam burst.
  • To describe an action whose effects, results or
    consequences were clear in the past
  • Id been moving house and I was tired and
    dirty.
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