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A grammar Lesson about The Past Perfect Tense

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This is an English lesson about the past perfect tense.The video starts with an example of when to use the verb tense.You will then learn the form, in particular, the affirmative, negative and question forms with the appropriate contracted forms.The affirmative form of the past perfect is made up of the subject + had + the main verb in the past participle form. "had" is the past form of the verb "have" being used as an auxiliary verb.We then look at all the common uses and meaning of the verb tense.The three main uses of the past perfect tense are:1)To describe the first action or event in a series of actions or events from the past,2)In reported speech when the reporting verb is in the past and the direct speech tense would be the past simple or the present perfect. Example: He said that he had liked the film.3)In past unreal conditionals to describe an unreal situation from the past. Example: "If he had come to the party, I would have been pleased

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