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Past perfect tense
We form the past perfect tense with had and the past participle of the main verb.
If we conjugate the verb 'to go' as an example in the past perfect tense we're going to have :
Subject + had + gone ( past participle of 'to go' )
I had gone We had gone
You had gone You had gone
He had gone They had gone
She had gone
It had gone
When do we use the past perfect tense ??
We use the past perfect tense to describe an action that took place in the past before another past action.
By the time we arrived , they had gone.
She said that she had seen that movie.
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