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The Tenses: Part-VIII


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Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Tense is used:

1. To express an action that had completed long before:
Last year, they had visited Mumbai.
He had finished his work before I reached there.


Affirmative Sentence

Pattern: Subject +had+ Past Participle form (III form) of the verb + object.

Examples:

1.I had gone to school. 2. We had gone to school.
3.You had gone to school. 4. He had gone to school.
5.She had gone to school 6. They had gone to school.
7.Razia had gone to school. 8. Aman had gone to school.
9.The children had gone to school. 10. The boys had gone to school.

Remember:
1. ‘had’ is used after every subject.
2. The main verb always remains in the Past Participle form (III form).
3. A Full Stop (.) is used at the end of the sentence.

Negative Sentence

Pattern: Subject + had + not + Past Participle form (III form) of the verb + object.

Examples:

1.I had not gone to school. 2. We had not gone to school.
3.You had not gone to school. 4. He had not gone to school.
5.She had not gone to school 6. They had not gone to school.
7.Razia had not gone to school. 8. Aman had not gone to school.
9.The children had not gone to school. 10. The boys had not gone to school.

Remember:

1. ‘had not’ is used after every subject.
2. The main verb always remains in the Past Participle form (III form).
3. A Full Stop (.) is used at the end of the sentence.

Interrogative Sentence

Pattern: Had + subject + Past Participle form (III form) of the verb + object.

Examples:

1.Had I gone to school? 2. Had we gone to school?
3.Had you gone to school? 4. Had he gone to school?
5.Had she gone to school? 6. Had they gone to school?
7.Had Razia gone to school? 8. Had Aman gone to school?
9.Had the children gone to school? 10. Had the boys gone to school?

Remember:

1. ‘had’ is used before every subject.
2. The main verb always remains in the Past Participle form (III form).
3. A Question Mark (?) is used at the end of the sentence.



Sample Usage

As shown above.


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