De past perfect stemt overeen met de voltooid verleden tijd in het Nederlands.
Hoe vorm je de past perfect?
Er is een verschil tussen de enkelvoudige en de progressieve vorm.
De enkelvoudige vorm van de past perfect =
- de verleden tijd van to have (had)
- + voltooid deelwoord van het hoofdwerkwoord:
|I had looked||I had not looked||Had I looked?|
|You had looked||You had not looked||Had you looked?|
|He/she/it had looked||He/she/it had not looked||Had he/she/it looked?|
|We had looked||We had not looked||Had we looked?|
|They had looked||They had not looked||Had they looked?|
- + been
- + onvoltooid deelwoord
|I had been looking||I had not been looking||Had I been looking?|
|You had been looking||You had not been looking||Had you been looking?|
|He/she/it had been looking||He/she/it had not been looking||Had he/she/it been looking?|
|We had been looking||We had not been looking||Had we been looking?|
|They had been looking||They had not been looking||Had they been looking?|
|Can en must|