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Simple Past and Past Perfect

Explanation, examples and most common expressions.

Luís Freitas

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of Simple Past and Past Perfect

Simple Past
Past Perfect 4.10pm: The plane landed. 4:30pm: We arrived. The plane had already landed when we arrived. Simple Past Past Perfect Present Form Simple Past Past Perfect 2nd column of irregular verbs regular verbs: infinitive + ed had + 3rd column of irregular verbs regular verbs: had + infinitive + ed Examples After he had done his homework, he watched television. The shops had all closed before I got there. As soon as they had left, we went to bed. Interrogative Negative Order Use Simple Past Past Perfect Finished periods or moments of time. When we are already discussing the past and want to refer back to an earlier period in time. When the police arrived, the thieves had gone. The thieves had gone when the police arrived. = Interrogative Negative Had + subject +past participle+? subject + had + not + past participle Had he arrived when you came? On Monday the letter still had not arrived. Did he arrive late? Subject + did + not + infinitive The letter did not arrive in time. Did + subject + infinitive + ? Inglês
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