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Past Perfect

Past Perfect

The Past Perfect tense talks about an action in the past that happened before another action in the past.


Past Perfect Form:

had + past participle


For example:

  Example sentence What it means...

Past simple

When I got to class, the teacher took attendance.

First, I got to class. Then, the teacher took attendance.

Past perfect

When I got to class, the teacher had taken attendance.

First, the teacher took attendance. Then, I got to class.


See also:

The activity Detective Work from Intermediate Communication Games.


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