What is It?
Using had + past verb (past particle) to express actions or events which could of happened or someone had wished had happened.
|* To express actions or events which could of happened.||1. Had they agreed to our proposal, we would have won the war against Iran.|
2. I would have bought a new car if the line at the dealership had not been so long.
|* To show someone had wished something had happened.||1. I wish they had arrived on time, so our eating contest did not have to go on until midnight.|
2. Brian had finished his homework on Thursday, I hope?
Used in Subordinate Clauses
Subordinate clauses are a part of a sentence which cannot stand on its own, as it would be incomplete. These type of clauses describe verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and pronouns. They can also act as a subject or object of another clause.
Example of a subordinate clause:
“The book Mick wrote about dinosaurs is awesome.”
*The phrase Mick wrote describes the noun book.
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