Construction: had + participle (worked, saved)
Example verb: send
|I had sent||We had sent|
|You had sent||You (guys) had sent|
|He/she/it had sent||They had sent|
(1) The past perfect is used to talk about a completed action before the past (the past before the past).
- I had left the office before 18h yesterday.
- You had not told me about this before.
- She explained to me that she had completed the project.
(What is highlighted in red are verbs or adverbs that denote the past, thus the past perfect must follow because the action is a completed action in a past before the past).
Active voice verbs:
- Articles (a/an, the, zero article)
- Pronouns: subject, object and possessive
- Question tags
- English conditionals
- Interrogatives in English
- Phrasal verbs
- Prefixes and suffixes
- Reported and direct speech
- Numbers: cardinal, ordinal, and Roman numbers
- The verb: “get”
- ‘Get’ vs. ‘go’ and ‘got’ vs. ‘gotten’
- Copular verbs
- Cleft sentences
- Subjunctive in English
- Vulgar and taboo in English
- Split infinitive
- Emphasis with inversion
- Gerunds in English
- To + infinitive
- Bare infinitive
- British and American spelling