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Yàhyâ Takzima
Past Perfect
Hello Italki Community,
I have never seen native english speakers using the past perfect in conversations.
I would like from native speakers to write about what they have done during this day using the past and the past perfect.
Wish you a great day 🖤
I would love to hear constructive criticism!
May 23, 2020 6:56 PM
Comments · 3
Irene gave some excellent examples.

Here are some more.

After he had worked 30 years, he retired with a pension.
He retired with a pension after he had worked 30 years.

He had been sick for a long time before he died.
May 23, 2020
Hi Yahya,
Here are some entirely natural uses of the past perfect:
I had never shopped for groceries online before the pandemic.

I had never talked to someone from Uruguay before I began teaching on iTalki.

The most difficult aspect of moving across the world is getting used to the food — we had never used chopsticks before.
May 23, 2020

Here is a page with more examples.
May 23, 2020
Yàhyâ Takzima
Language Skills
Arabic, English, French
Learning Language
English