Usage examples Past Perfect

  • Emily hadn't been herself.

  • It was bigger than I'd expected.

  • How long had she known?

  • Philip had not believed her.

  • It was harder than he'd thought.

  • How right had she been?

  • Grace hadn't seen them.

  • It was harder than she'd thought.

  • Had the man escaped?

  • Peter had not joined them.

  • Had they broken a law?

  • I hadn't known she was sick.

  • That was a word she had heard.

  • When had she experienced it before?

  • They hadn't thought he was conscious.

  • This was the part he had rehearsed.

  • Where had I seen them before?

  • He had not known it was possible.

  • That was the word he had used.

  • Where had he seen her before?

  • They had discussed that question.

  • What had she worn?

  • She hadn't found him.

  • He had forgotten that voice.

  • What had he observed?

  • They had sung of love.

  • What had he forgotten?

  • She had suffered from depression.

  • What had we done?

  • All energy had left his body.

  • Why had he hidden?

  • He hadn't corrected her.

  • It was larger than I had thought.

  • Why had he bothered?

  • He had not chased me.

  • She was younger than he had thought.

  • When had he fallen?

  • She had seemed so happy.

  • When had it begun?

  • He hadn't forgiven me.

  • I read the name that he had written.

  • How long had he been here?

  • They hadn't mentioned the bag.

  • He had written it down at last, but it did not help.

  • How long had they been here?

  • It had not been a success.

  • You showed me a letter your brother had written to you.

  • How long had he been asleep?

  • No, she hadn't forgotten.

  • He remembered what had happened.

  • She lived a life she'd only dreamed

  • The terms were better than he had expected.

  • Had I found a solution?

  • He remembered the oath he had just taken.

  • The journey was not as bad as I had imagined.

  • Had you had an argument?

  • It was a question he'd never asked.

  • The film wasn't as good as we had expected.

  • Had she called the clinic?

  • He utilized the skill he had just learned.

  • I remembered the fight that had started.

  • Had anyone seen?

  • I saw the crowd that had gathered.

  • How had Ares survived?

  • This was the cup he had sought.

  • What had he done to me?

  • That was the answer they had wanted.

  • What had passed?

  • I hadn't seen the kid.

  • I had no idea what had happened.

  • It hadn't been a joke.

  • That was the quotation he'd read.

  • What had changed?

  • She hadn't believed in vampires.

  • She was the first nice girl he had ever known.

  • What had she done to us?

  • I had never meddled in politics.

  • It was the first pretty thing she had ever had.

  • Where had Nelson been?

  • I hadn't thought about birds.

  • What had happened ?

  • I did not understand what he had said.

  • Where had she seen them before?

  • I hadn't realized it was so late.

  • It looked exactly as he had left it.

  • Had she come here to rescue him?

  • What had she seen in him?

  • What had she done with it?

  • Why had that song come to mind?

  • Had I come to the right place?

  • Had he missed the train?

  • Where had this occurred?

  • But she noticed they had gone.

  • Had the spell worked?

  • I hadn't considered it.

  • He knew that he had won.

  • Had the picture changed?

  • She knew that she had lied.

  • Had the illusion worked?

  • They knew that we had arrived.

  • Had the battle begun?

  • He hadn't recognized her.

  • It had been someone else.

  • What had it been?

  • She hadn't listened to it.

  • She had earned that fate.

  • What had you done?

  • It hadn't mattered to her.

  • When had this incident occurred?

  • They hadn't troubled me.

  • She didn't know what she'd meant.

  • Who had spoken?

  • She had not told him.

  • I didn't like what I had seen.

  • Who had won?

  • He didn't know what she had heard.

  • Who had knocked?

  • He hadn't saved her.

  • Who had written the note?

  • She was younger than I'd expected.

  • Who had brought this letter?

  • He hadn't forgotten her.

  • He was younger than she'd assumed.

  • Who had sent the letter?

  • It hadn't bothered her.

  • It was heavier than she'd imagined.

  • Who had sent the message?

  • She hadn't wasted it.

  • It was worse than I'd expected.

  • No, I had not heard.

  • This was the question he had feared.

  • Had he heard a noise?

  • No, I hadn't noticed.

  • It was the first new car they had ever owned.

  • How had Dad known?

  • Dean hadn't mentioned money.

  • I had done that many times in Italy.

  • Why had Wanda left?

  • He had not pronounced a word.

  • He did not know what he had done.

  • What had happened to us?

  • This was the way he had come.

  • Had he had a nightmare?

  • They hadn't found anything helpful.

  • She knew why he had come here.

  • Had they read the book?

  • Charles continued as though he had not heard.

  • She wondered why I had come back.

  • Had she seen the note?

  • It was a surprise they had not expected

  • You wondered when he had come back.

  • I understood what had happened.

  • Had he met another woman?

  • Severus continued as if he had not heard.

  • She saw what had happened.

  • Had he seen the article?

  • Meg acted as though she hadn't heard.

  • They explained what had happened

  • Had they left a message?

  • I hadn't realized I was homesick.

  • This was the path he had chosen.

  • Had the man understood?

  • Victoria hadn't mentioned it.

  • They had planned everything perfectly.

  • What had he expected?

  • They hadn't spoken to us.

  • They had lost everything else.

  • What had they done?

  • I hadn't spoken to him.

  • I didn't know what he had done.

  • Had anything happened?

  • I kept the phone that had rung.

  • Had anything changed?

  • The landscape had begun to change.

  • Why had he worried?

  • But he knew she had heard.

  • Who had ordered the ring?

  • He hadn't watched her.

  • This had been more difficult than he'd imagined.

  • Had he heard a voice?

  • I knew the spell she had just used.

  • He assumed that he had won.

  • Had the baby survived?

  • It was heavier than he had expected.

  • How had the stranger entered?

  • I thought that you had escaped.

  • Where had the police been?

  • It was as I had expected.

  • When had that pain begun?

  • The time had come!

  • Where had the fire gone?

  • They didn't know what I had done.

  • What had she done?

  • She had destroyed them all.

  • What had they forgotten?

  • She hadn't betrayed me.

  • That girl had given her money.

  • Where had they gone?

  • She hadn't saved him.

  • She had deceived him again.