Students will be able to
- use the past perfect in the affirmative, negative, and interrogative forms to talk about things that happened before another action in the past,
- use the past perfect to talk about an action that was always or never true until another action in the past happened,
- use “had/hadn’t + been” with adjectives/nouns in the past perfect,
- use the past perfect with frequently occurring adverbs, such as already, just, still, never, and ever,
- use the past perfect in time clauses beginning with after, as soon as, and when alongside clauses in the past simple (e.g., After she had watched the news, she went to work),
- Use the past perfect alongside the past simple in time clauses beginning with before, when, until, and by the time (e.g., Before she left the office, she had read the newspaper),
- understand that the past perfect is often used with verbs like think, say, and realise to talk about thoughts or conversations in the past.