What is It?
The past perfect is had + a verb in passive voice (past particle).
When to Use?
|*Show how something happened before another action in the past.||1. I had never seen such a beautiful desert in Arizona before.2. Brain knew Chicago well because he had visited the city several times.|
|*Show how an event started in the past and continued until another event.||1. Before Liam finished his BA degree, he had been to India four times.2. My parents felt sad selling their house, as they had owned it for over 30 years.|
Unlike the present perfect, the past perfect tense can use specific time words or phrases.
Example: He had visited his Hungarian relatives in 2002 before he moved to Ukraine in 2003.
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