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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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    1. He said he (look) everywhere for the book.

    2. Helen (leave) by the time we arrived.

    3. The police reported that they finally (capture) the thief.

    4. I met them before I (go) a hundred yards.

    5. I saw that we (take) the wrong road.

    6. He knew that he (make) a serious mistake.

    7. I felt that I (meet) the man somewhere before.

    8. He asked me why I (leave) the party so early .

    9. He wanted to know what (happen) to his briefcase.

    10. Previously he (be) a very good student.

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