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Past Perfect

  1. 1. PAST PERFECT English IV – Unit 7
  2. 2. Past Perfect - Use <ul><li>This tense indicates that an action was finished at some point in the past before something else happened. </li></ul><ul><li>In this case use Past Perfect vs. Simple Past </li></ul>USE 1 Completed Action Before Something in the Past                                                                  
  3. 3. Past Perfect - Construction <ul><li>Auxiliary + Verb in </li></ul><ul><li>Had past participle </li></ul>
  4. 4. Past Perfect - Examples <ul><li>I had visited my sister before she went to Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>She had visited her sister before she went to Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>He had visited his sister before she went to Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>You had visited your sister before she went to Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>We had visited our sister before she went to Mexico. </li></ul><ul><li>They had visited their sister before she went to Mexico. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Past Perfect - Examples <ul><li>When I arrived home, I found that someone had broken into my house and had stolen my i-pod. </li></ul><ul><li>I had never flown , so I was very nervous. </li></ul><ul><li>She decided not to come to Acapulco with us because she had been there before. </li></ul>
  6. 6. E N D Have a nice day! Created by: Irasema and Blanca March 2007

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