Past Perfect Tense in English and Urdu, Examples and Structure

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Past Perfect Tense in English and Urdu, Examples and Structure

The Past Perfect Tense is used to represent acts that started in the past and ended in the present. Past Continuous Tense is not to be messed with. Because Past Continuous Tense refers to an activity that occurred in the past and lasted for a period of time. The past perfect tense describes an activity or event that began in the past and ended in the present.

It’s used to demonstrate that one action or occurrence occurred before another in the past. It makes no difference which action or event occurred first. It is the tense that determines which action occurred first.

In the Past Perfect Tense, the third form of the verb is used. “Had” is the only assisting verb in this tense. Had is the tense’s assisting verb, and it’s used with all of the subjects (I, we, you, they, he, she, it, singular, plural).

“I had eaten pizza,” for example, is an example of this tense. Because the action has been completed, the third form of verb is used with the assisting word “Had.” Inverting the subject and helping verb indicates a question (had). Not is used to create negatives.

Formation of Past Perfect Tense

Affirmative Sentences(مثبت جملے): 

Simple Past Perfect Tense Positive Sentences are simple to construct. We must first insert a subject, then an assisting verb with the third form of the verb, and finally, an object. The following is the word order for simple Past Perfect Tense sentences.

subject + had + v3 + object

Negative Sentences(منفی جملے): 

Negative sentences have the same sentence structure as positive sentences. Only one change is required: the insertion of NOT. The rest of the structure will remain the same. Because of the label “Negative,” the only alteration we need to make is the addition of NOT. The following is the word order:

subject + had + not + v3 + object

Interrogative Sentences(سوالیہ جملے):

Inverting the subject and assisting verbs creates interrogative sentences. The assisting verb is inserted at the beginning of the sentence in interrogative phrases. We call a statement interrogative when the assisting verb is put before the subject. The following is the structure of interrogative phrases in the Past Perfect Tense:


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