Students will be able to
- use the past perfect passive in its affirmative, negative, and interrogative forms to talk about things that happened before another action in the past,
- use the past perfect passive to place emphasis on the object of a sentence or when the subject of the action is obvious, unknown, or unimportant,
- use a by-phrase with the past perfect passive to introduce an agent (e.g., The suspect had been watched closely by the policeman),
- use the past perfect passive with frequently occurring adverbs, such as already, just, and ever,
- use the past perfect passive alongside the past simple tense in time clauses beginning with before, by the time, when, and after (e.g., Before I arrived at work that morning, a report had been left on my desk).