Usage examples Past Simple vs. Past Perfect
Had they bought anything from Ikea before yesterday?
Lola had not eaten anything all day before she had dinner.
I announced that I had left my job.
What had they said that made you so upset?
My daughter got a new job last month.
My parents had not come to my games before yesterday.
Lisa had left before the party even started.
I went to London three days ago.
Before last night I hadn't spoken to my mum for a month.
Had the snowstorm started before you left?
I had never driven a Ferrari before I went to Monaco.
Paul told me they had lived in Spain for five years.
Had Emma seen a psychiatrist before you told her to?
Mary explained that she had just come back from her holidays.
Samanta had never danced salsa before she went to the class.
Anna hadn't eaten Chinese food before she went to Beijing.
What had Josh done that you became so angry?
I had just baked the cake, and dad ate it all!
How much had James drunk before you took him home?
My brother had never done any sport before he took up basketball.
Had you spoken to Jack before you met each other?
Had it taken so long to get a table in the past?