PAST PERFECT TENSE DEFINITION, STRUCTURE, EXAMPLES, FORMS, FORMULAS

Past Perfect Tense Structure, Examples

The Past Perfect Tense is a verb tense used to talk about actions that were completed before some point in the past. The Past Perfect Tense refers to a time earlier than before now. The Past Perfect Tense clear that one event happened before another in the past. The Past Perfect Tense does not matter which event is mentioned first – the tense makes it clear which one happened first.

Structure of Sentence

Sentences

Formula

Examples

Positive

Subject + had + Past participle (V3)

  • She had given me her wallet.
  • They had helped his family.
  • I had finished the task.
  • He had given his bat to arshid.
  • The bicycle had been washed.

Negative

Subject + had + not + Past participle (V3)

  • She had not given me her wallet.
  • They had not helped his family.
  • I had not finished the task.
  • He had not given his bat to arshid.
  • The bicycle had not washed.

Interrogative

Had + subject + Past participle (V3) + ?

  • Had she given me her wallet.
  • Had they helped his family.
  • Had I finished the task.
  • Had he given his bat to arshid.
  • Had the bicycle washed.

Forms of Sentence

Positive / affirmative

Positive

Positive Short Form

had

Id

you had

youd

he had

hed

she had

shed

it had

itd

we had

wed

they had

theyd

Negative

Negative

Negative Short Form

had not

I hadn’t

you had not

you hadn’t

he had not

he hadn’t

she had not

she hadn’t

it had not

it hadn’t

we had not

we hadn’t

they had not

they hadn’t

Question / interrogative

Yes / No Questions

had I ?

had you ?

had he ?

had she ?

had it ?

had we ?

had they ?

Wh Questions

 

where

had I ?

what

had you ?

why

had he ?

who

had she ?

when

had we ?

how

had they ?

Examples

Positive

Positive of “work”

Positive of “study

Positive of “go

I had worked

I had studied

I had gone

You had worked

You had studied

You had gone

He had worked

He had studied

He had gone

She had worked

She had studied

She had gone

It had worked

It had studied

It had gone

We had worked

We had studied

We had gone

They had worked

They had studied

They had gone

Negative

Negative

Negative Short Form

had not worked

hadn’t worked

You had not worked

You hadn’t worked

He had not worked

He hadn’t worked

She had not worked

She hadn’t worked

It had not worked

It hadn’t worked

We had not worked

We hadn’t worked

They had not worked

They hadn’t worked

Question

Yes / No questions

Had I worked ?

Had you worked ?

Had he worked ?

Had she worked ?

Had it worked ?

Had we worked ?

Had they worked ?

Wh Questions

Question

Sentence

where

Had I worked ?

Where had I worked?

what

Had you worked ?

What had you worked?

why

Had he worked ?

Why had he worked?

who

Had she worked ?

Who had she worked?

when

Had we worked ?

When had we worked?

how

Had they worked ?

How had they worked?

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