Past Perfect Tense



Past Perfect Tense :



Past Perfect Tense is used to indicate an action that was completed in the past before something else happened. Two events took place in the past. Event A happened first and then event B took place. Now, event A is mentioned in Past Perfect whereas event B is mentioned in simple past.

Format of the sentences with this tense :

Subject + had + Past Participle + an object (both singular and plural nouns)

1. They had prepared for the exams. But they did not perform well in that.

2. He had gone to the railway station well before the time the train arrived.

3. I had applied for the job.
4. Raja had run a 15 kms marathon.
5. Ram had competed with Kumar in the race.
6. I had watched Ram and Kumar in the race.
7. I had made preparations for my exams.
8. It had felt good.
9. They had sung a song for the audience.
10. He had played football in the play ground.
11. She had written a report.
12. They had planned about his studies.
13. He had worked as an Engineer in that organization.
14. You had learnt new lessons this year.
15. We had expected good behavior from you.
16. They had come here.

Negative Sentences with this tense :

The format of the Negative Sentences with this tense is….

Subject + had + not + Past Participle + an object (both singular and plural nouns)

1. They had not prepared for the exams. But they did not perform well in that.

2. He had not gone to the railway station well before the time the train arrived.

3. I had not applied for the job.
4. Raja had not run a 15 kms marathon.
5. Ram had not competed with Kumar in the race.
6. I had not watched Ram and Kumar in the race.
7. I had not made preparations for my exams.
8. It had not felt good.
9. They had not sung a song for the audience.
10. He had not played football in the play ground.
11. She had not written a report.
12. They had not planned about his studies.
13. He had not worked as an Engineer in that organization.
14. You had not learnt new lessons this year.
15. We had not expected good behavior from you.
16. They had not come here.

Interrogative Sentences with this tense :

The format of the Interrogative Sentences with this tense is….

Had + Subject + Past Participle + an object (both singular and plural nouns)?

1. Had Raja run a 15 kms marathon?
2. Had Ram competed with Kumar in the race?
3. Had I watched Ram and Kumar in the race?
4. Had I made preparations for my exams?
5. Had it felt good?
6. Had they sung a song for the audience?
7. Had he played football in the play ground?
8. Had she written a report?
9. Had they planned about his studies?
10. Had He worked as an Engineer in that organization?
11. Had you learnt new lessons this year?
12. Had we expected good behavior from you?
13. Had they come here?

Interrogative Negative Sentences with this tense :

Had + not + Subject + Past Participle + an object (both singular and plural nouns)?

1. Had not Raja run a 15 kms marathon?
2. Had not Ram competed with Kumar in the race?
3. Had not I watched Ram and Kumar in the race?
4. Had not I made preparations for my exams?
5. Had not it felt good?

The other tenses in English are….

  1. Simple Present Tense
  2. Simple Past Tense
  3. Simple Future Tense
  4. Present Continuous Tense (Present Progressive Tense)
  5. Past Continuous Tense (Past Progressive Tense)
  6. Future Continuous Tense (Future Progressive Tense)
  7. Present Perfect Tense
  8. Past Perfect Tense
  9. Future Perfect Tense
  10. Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Present Perfect Progressive)
  11. Past Perfect Continuous Tense (Past Perfect Progressive)
  12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense (Future Perfect Progressive)


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  1. Tenses in English Grammar
  2. Main Tenses
  3. Different Forms of Tenses
  4. Twelve Tenses in English
  5. Forms of The Tenses and Indicative Mood
  6. Tenses and Active Voice
  7. Tenses and Passive Voice
  8. Sequence of Tenses
  9. Tenses
  10. Tenses in English
  11. Continuous Forms of English Tenses
  12. The Three Perfect Tenses
  13. The Progressive Perfect Tenses


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