When should we use past perfect tense in a sentence? Set grammar books aside, are they any situation that can easily remind us of using past perfect tense in sentences? Have a good day. Kelvin
Aug 25, 2018 1:50 AM
Answers · 2
We use past perfect to provide a history or explanation to the main events in a story (the main events being expressed in past simple). When the past perfect comes after the past simple event that it refers to, you can imagine the past perfect as a kind of "movie flashback".
August 25, 2018
In simple terms, you use it when you are referring to _two_ times in the past. The time when something happened, and a 'reference time'. You use the tense to establish the relationship between those two times. The reference time can be explicit, or it can be implicit.
August 25, 2018
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