Past Perfect Rules


Here you can find tables with Past Perfect rules on:
positive sentences, negative sentences and questions.

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Positive Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I  had + Verb 3 I had lost the bag.
He/She/It He had lost the bag.
She had lost the bag.
It had lost the bag.
You You had lost the bag.
We We had lost the bag.
They They had lost the bag.

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Negative Sentences

Who? Form of verb Examples
I  had + not + Verb 3
 hadn't + Verb 3
I had not lost the bag.
I hadn't lost the bag.
He/She/It He had not lost the bag.
He hadn't lost the bag.

She had not lost the bag.
She hadn't lost the bag.

It had not lost the bag.
It hadn't lost the bag.
You You had not lost the bag.
You hadn't lost the bag.
We We had not lost the bag.
We hadn't lost the bag.
They They had not lost the bag.
They hadn't lost the bag.


Question Sentences


Who? Form of verb Examples
Had I Verb 3 Had I lost the bag?
he/she/it Had he lost the bag?
Had she lost the bag?
Had it lost the bag?
you Had you lost the bag?
we Had we lost the bag?
they Had they lost the bag?

So these are the Past Perfect rules.

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What's Next?

  1. You can read, or read again, how we use the Past Perfect

  2. Practice, practice, practice with the exercises

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