Past Perfect Tense in English


Past Perfect Tense in English




Past Perfect Tense indicates a past action which is completed before another past action.

POSITIVE FORM (+) :  

Subject + HAD + V3 ( third form of main verb – past participle )

NEGATIVE FORM (-) : 

Subject + HAD + NOT + V3 ( third form of main verb – past participle )

QUESTION FORM (?) : 

HAD + Subject + V3 ( third form of main verb – past participle )

NEGATIVE QUESTION FORM (?) :

HAD + NOT + Subject + V3 ( third form of main verb – past participle )

SHORT ANSWER FORMS ( + / – ) :

YES / NO + Subject + had / had not (hadn’t)




POSITIVE(+) NEGATIVE(-) POSITIVE QUESTION (?) NEGATIVE QUESTION (?)
He had been He had not (hadn’t) been Had he been Hadn’t he been
She had been She had not (hadn’t) been Had she been Hadn’t she been
It had been It had not (hadn’t) been Had it been Hadn’t it been
I had been I had not (hadn’t) been Had I been Hadn’t I been
You had been You had not (hadn’t) been Had you been Hadn’t you been
We had been We had not (hadn’t) been Had we been Hadn’t we been
They had been They had not (hadn’t) been Had they been Hadn’t they been

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