Past Perfect Tense
The past perfect refers to a time earlier than before now. It is used to make it clear that one event happened before another in the past. It does not matter which event is mentioned first - the tense makes it clear which one happened first. Example: She had lived in London. (It is a completed action in past and especially a long time ago) She had finished her project work last year. The movie had started before we reached cinema. She had not finished her project work last year. Had the movie started before you reached cinema. The train had already left when we reached the station.

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The past perfect refers to a time earlier than before now. It is used to make it clear that one event happened before another in the past. It does not matter which event is mentioned first - the tense makes it clear which one happened first. Example: She had lived in London. (It is a completed action in past and especially a long time ago) She had finished her project work last year. The movie had started before we reached cinema. She had not finished her project work last year. Had the movie started before you reached cinema. The train had already left when we reached the station.
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