Lesson 1 - Grammar - STORY TIME - Page2
When we want to say that something had happened before some other event in the past, we use the past perfect.
We use had with every person and the verb with –ed if it is regular (worked, finished), or the past participle if the verb is irregular (gone, done, seen).
Look at some more examples. They are all about the events in the past and there is a contrast with what happened earlier.
Sue didn’t want to watch the movie with us because she had already seen it.
I realized I had made a mistake but it was too late to change anything.
Joanna loved Paris. She had never been to France before.