Tag: past-perfect

42 When is the past perfect exactly needed? 2013-05-14T04:24:24.133

18 When is using the past perfect tense not necessary? 2013-04-16T04:55:49.520

12 "She never saw a bear before she moved to Alaska." Why incorrect? 2013-12-26T18:44:13.673

12 Why is this not a pronoun error? "To those of us who had heard the principal [..] the news of the staff cuts was not surprising." 2015-12-04T10:32:32.010

11 Do I need an extra "had" in the following sentence? 2015-07-23T11:28:38.273

10 Tense agreement: "Before he 'had come'/'came' to the factory, Tom 'was studying'/'had studied' at the university of London" 2013-03-10T14:54:06.290

10 "It'd been... since" 2015-05-26T13:02:58.560

10 Had Begun vs Began 2018-07-17T01:29:06.163

9 Difference between "have done" and "had done" 2015-02-08T11:39:56.267

9 English's imperfect tense and its imperfection 2016-01-09T19:18:20.857

9 "I realized I had forgotten something" vs "I realized having forgotten something" 2016-09-14T08:03:01.457

8 How to use the past perfect tense with 'until' 2013-12-06T08:14:40.280

8 I finally watched the video YouTube HAS / HAD been recommending for weeks 2017-08-21T15:04:41.297

6 Confusion with Had+forget 2013-03-30T13:52:16.500

6 Is it possible to be grammatically correct without using past perfect? 2013-04-17T03:20:47.767

6 after she had her baby; after she had had her baby 2014-08-11T06:29:21.350

6 "I did try" or "I have tried"? 2015-01-12T18:09:17.397

6 How do I decide which of two past events took place first? 2015-04-03T06:21:49.597

6 They were angry because they had waited (had been waiting) for too long 2015-06-25T18:06:43.633

6 Why is the Past Perfect not used here? 2016-05-04T11:28:04.553

6 Past perfect and Past perfect continuous 2016-09-16T16:47:32.730

5 At the time of speaking, no relation to present 2013-03-24T11:36:59.823

5 Using the past perfect in a simple sentence 2013-03-24T14:06:41.617

5 "Had" vs. "had been" 2013-07-03T07:34:32.043

5 What is the difference between these sentences using past perfect tense? 2014-06-02T10:44:51.487

5 Difference between “he kissed me” and “he had kissed me” 2014-06-06T13:18:29.427

5 Is the past perfect necessary here? 2015-05-08T17:42:08.430

5 HSBC also pointed out it managed to increase 2017-02-21T05:53:29.637

5 Talking about the future using "Could have" 2017-03-27T06:50:53.717

5 This photo {has been taken vs. was taken} in Okinawa 2017-09-22T08:54:27.313

5 "I saw him before he had seen me" - paradoxical past perfect with before 2018-02-06T17:24:47.733

5 Using Past-Perfect interchangeably with the Past Continuous 2019-03-17T21:13:28.710

5 Difference between did and does 2019-04-26T12:55:15.783

4 (In)completeness for perfect / perfect continuous tenses 2013-06-09T18:12:57.170

4 Does "before" make the Perfect Tense redundant? 2013-06-11T08:36:55.863

4 "Have waited" vs. "did wait" vs. "have been waiting" 2013-07-03T08:21:11.487

4 Can past tenses in a sentence have different time reference? 2013-07-20T07:44:20.740

4 The order of events when using past perfect 2013-10-03T14:26:31.673

4 Tenses: Chronological Events in fiction 2013-10-24T22:09:50.750

4 simple past vs. past perfect 2014-01-12T16:34:57.443

4 For which verbs is past perfect necessary? 2014-01-29T01:51:48.237

4 Correctness of "I had been X (profession) for some time"? 2014-07-20T22:59:15.647

4 past perfect in a time clause 2014-10-08T17:13:34.237

4 Past simple or past perfect in this case 2015-01-18T05:53:48.223

4 past perfect necessary here 2015-02-09T18:26:57.450

4 The Subjunctive in Past "as If" Sentences 2015-03-10T21:33:17.603

4 Why do we use the past-perfect here instead of the simple past tense? 2015-05-16T19:53:48.470

4 The room felt cold because we (didn't close/hadn't closed) the windows. Which option is correct? 2015-09-15T19:15:13.027

4 Correct use of Past Tense 2015-11-03T04:31:48.437

4 Past Perfect or Past Perfect Progressive? 2016-02-29T19:40:43.770

4 Semantic difference: "What have you expected?" vs. "What did you expect?" 2016-03-25T08:43:52.693

4 Why Past Perfect is used here? 2016-04-11T06:00:35.107

4 Why the use of past perfect here 2016-04-12T14:13:38.053

4 the usage of past perfect in a particular sentence 2016-05-06T19:10:01.230

4 Is it necessary to use past perfect tenses with words like "before" or "after"? 2016-06-14T18:01:14.963

4 "had gone" vs "was gone" vs "did go" vs "was going" 2016-09-04T18:45:58.803

4 Use of Past Perfect Tense and Simple Past 2016-12-27T10:12:45.420

4 Didn't or haven't or hadn't 2017-05-09T08:40:03.637

4 "Having been named" is past perfect passive 2017-05-27T18:46:07.473

4 Past perfect or past simple 2017-06-26T19:12:23.757

4 "Had gone to" in the meaning of "had been to" in the past perfect and unreal conditionals 2017-10-04T20:53:47.570

4 "because I'd been working late" vs. "because I worked late" 2018-03-13T17:05:12.257

4 Have/Had never risen so high 2018-12-26T15:13:15.333

3 "I have been 'verb-ing'" vs. "I had been 'verb-ing'" 2013-03-03T10:51:05.147

3 Why is this correct? "I met you before you had met her." 2013-06-09T17:17:31.460

3 Is "it is that it had just been" grammatically correct? 2013-06-15T04:28:48.330

3 Difference between "has + verbed" and "had + verbed" 2013-07-09T15:05:39.760

3 Is the use of past perfect tense here correct? "When I... I had been..." 2013-09-06T21:44:29.930

3 Reference Time, Coordinating Conjunctions and Past Simple/Perfect Tense 2013-12-30T08:52:21.263

3 Alluding to already Narrated Past Simple events in Past Perfect 2013-12-30T18:50:35.883

3 Present Perfect as Reference Time (RT)? 2013-12-30T20:57:08.760

3 past perfect continuous 2014-01-29T01:23:17.383

3 Replacing a simple past in passive voice with "past perfect" 2014-03-03T06:40:46.467

3 past perfect or past simple why? 2014-05-04T08:07:06.880

3 Explain usage of “have had been” 2014-05-26T06:48:49.993

3 "My car was breakdown" / "My car had been breakdown" 2014-09-05T10:22:14.153

3 Using of past perfect 2014-09-13T04:40:41.883

3 Why is past perfect used? 2014-09-14T13:48:01.943

3 Function of past perfect in present context 2014-10-04T20:46:17.000

3 Difference between past perfect and past simple with specified time 2014-11-10T12:53:56.110

3 "A law decreased what schools had been permitted" vs. "are permitted" 2015-01-19T16:20:20.983

3 past continuous - justified? 2015-02-10T11:14:06.247

3 Past perfect continuous or past progressive 2015-04-19T17:19:36.740

3 Difference between Simple Past and Past Perfect 2015-05-05T03:46:49.723

3 "She had grown up, and it was said that she became a barmaid, kind and generous." - is it awkward to use Past Perfect here? 2015-07-17T17:53:12.033

3 What's the difference between “It had snowed in the night, so the bus didn't arrive.” & “It snowed in the night, so the bus didn't arrive.”? 2015-10-20T07:28:43.717

3 Maise ate / had been eating sweets all evening so it was not suprising > she didn't want any supper 2015-10-28T10:48:56.433

3 "The car had still cost Jake 1500 even after the price was reduced. " -- Why does the sentence use the Past Perfect? 2015-12-11T02:06:53.183

3 After I had done, they did vs After I did, they did 2015-12-12T06:54:17.197

3 How to tell past tense from past perfect tense in a noun clause led by "<Someone> insisted that..."? 2015-12-21T09:28:27.793

3 Which tense is the right one in this particular example? 2015-12-22T21:36:07.067

3 Past perfect to emphasize 2016-01-13T13:10:03.473

3 Had done / had been doing 2016-05-03T16:11:38.993

3 This is the watch that I (have/had/--) lost. -- what's the difference? 2016-06-11T20:57:07.613

3 Past Perfect vs Past Perfect Continuous 2016-08-01T13:47:22.060

3 Why are "have" and "had" not used in this kind of sentence? 2016-09-09T06:48:21.067

3 "had walked" vs "was walking" 2016-09-25T15:30:24.070

3 Past events in reporting speech 2017-01-18T08:03:54.653

3 Can someone help with this Past Perfect sentence, please? 2017-03-23T18:38:37.597