Learn about Past Perfect Tense

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Introduce
Past perfect tense expresses activities or actions which began in the past and it finished before the other activities in the past.

Pattern: S +  had/had not + V3   (Past Participle)

- Before + Simple Past + Past Perfect
example: Before she went to the cinema, Mary had done her homework.

- Past Perfect + Before + Past Simple
example: Mary had done her homework before she went to cinema.

- After + Past Perfect + Past Tense
example: After Mary had finished her homework, she went to the cinema.

- As Soon As + Past Perfect + Past Tense
example: As soon as he had left my room, I turned on the radio.

- When + Past Perfect + Past Tense
When they had eaten, their mother came.

Conditional if Type III
example: If I had taken a computer course, it would have been easier for me to get a job
(meaning: I didn't take a computer course)





Note:
If
- Type I, If + S + V1 -> S + Will
- Type II, If + S + V2 -> S + Would
- Type III, If + S + Had + V3 -> S + Would have

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