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Past Perfect

Subject + had + past participle

Examples: I had walked They had run
You had killed He/ she/ it had cried*
We had eaten *Note: if the verb ends in -y, change the -y to an -i and add -ed.

 

Rules

 

Use past perfect for explaining an action or event that happened before the main action you’re talking about.

–  Jack traded his cow for beans at the market, but his mother was angry because she had told him to sell it!

–  I walked into the kitchen for a snack, but my wife had already eaten the bananas.