Past Perfect Tense

Perfect Past Tense- Completed Action

In Perfect Past  Tense, verb shows the completed action before the time of speaking in the past. In this tense, the past tense of ‘have’ that is ‘had’ is used with the past participle of verb.

Use of have in perfect past tense

  • In this sentence, we should use the form of have in past tense.
  • There is only one past form of have and that is- had.

In this sentence

  • Subject doesn’t matter.
  • For first, second as well as third person, we use ‘had’.

Now, we shall take an example with three persons in tabular form.

Perfect Past Tense- Example

Here, we have taken an example using 1st, 2nd and 3rd person with singular as well as plural number.
Have a look-
PersonSingular NumberPlural Number
1stI had sung a song.We had sung a song.
2ndYou had sung a song.You had sung a song.
3rdHe had sung a song.They had sung a song.
She had sung a song.They had sung a song.
It had sung a song.They had sung a song.

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