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The past perfect

Note: the past perfect tense is also called the pluperfect.

Positive statements

1st personI had eaten ..we had eaten ..
2nd personyou had eaten ..you had eaten ..
3rd personhe/she/it had eaten ..they had eaten ..

Negative statements

1st personI hadn't eaten ..we hadn't eaten ..
2nd personyou hadn't eaten ..you hadn't eaten ..
3rd personhe/she/it hadn't eaten ..they hadn't eaten ..


1st personhad I eaten .. ?had we eaten .. ?
2nd personhad you eaten .. ?had you eaten .. ?
3rd personhad he/she/it eaten .. ?had they eaten .. ?

Note that the third form of the verb is used in all forms of the past perfect.

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