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Past Perfect Simple: Form

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Form: Past Perfect Simple

For a full breakdown of the structure of the Past Perfect Simple, please see Recognise: Past Perfect Simple.


TO HAVE (Past Form) + PAST PARTICIPLE

I had studied


Forming the Past Perfect Simple...


Form the verb


He
Positive
To Go

Using
Past
Perfect Simple
Active

1. Conjugate

Past Perfect Simple
Verb to Form = To Go
"GO BACKWARDS"

go + PERFECT =
have GONE
Verb to Form = To Have

have + PAST=
HAD gone

2. Person

+ HE =
HE had gone

3. Version

+ POSITIVE (Normal) =
He had gone

Form the verb


We
Question
To Eat

Using
Past
Perfect Simple
Active

1. Conjugate

Past Perfect Simple
Verb to Form = To Eat
"GO BACKWARDS"

eat + PERFECT =
have EATEN
Verb to Form = To Have

have + PAST=
HAD eaten

2. Person

+ WE =
WE had eaten

3. Version

+ QUESTION =
HAD WE eaten?
Had we eaten?

Form the verb


She
Negative Question
To Speak

Using
Past
Perfect Simple
Active

1. Conjugate

Past Perfect Simple
Verb to Form = To Speak
"GO BACKWARDS"

speak + PERFECT =
have SPOKEN
Verb to Form = To Have

have + PAST=
HAD spoken

2. Person

+ SHE =
SHE had spoken

3. Version

+ NEGATIVE =
She HADN'T spoken
+ QUESTION =
HADN'T SHE spoken?
Hadn't she spoken?

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Question


I
Negative Question
To Teach

Using
Past
Perfect
Active

Make the Verb!


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Answer


Had I not taught?
Hadn't I taught?

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