Past Perfect Tense

Regular Verbs Past Perfect Tense

We can use the past perfect tense of regular verbs to talk about situations and actions that occurred in the past before another action.

Affirmative

Ihadeaten.
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Negative

Ihad noteaten.
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Interrogative

HadIbeeneaten?
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Regular Verbs Past Perfect Tense Contractions

Affirmative

I'deaten.
He'd
She'd
It'd
You'd
We'd
They'd

Negative

Ihadn'teaten.
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Interrogative

HadIeaten?
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The Verb 'To Be' Past Perfect Tense

We can use the past participle of the verb to be to talk about situations and states that occurred in the past before another action.

Affirmative

Ihad beencold.
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Negative

Ihad not beencold.
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Interrogative

HadIbeencold?
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Past Perfect Tense Be Verb Contractions

Affirmative

I'dbeencold.
He'd
She'd
It'd
You'd
We'd
They'd

Negative

Ihadn't beencold.
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We
They

Interrogative

HadIbeencold?
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she
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you
we
they

Past Perfect Tense Quiz