Friday, November 9, 2007

Verb Sequence

Use of past tense and past perfect tense can be a little confusing. "I went out for dinner with friends at 7 but wasn't very hungry because I had already eaten a bowl of soup at 5." When two actions are being described with one completed in the past(simple) and the other completed before that past action, past perfect is used.

1 comment:

Pat said...

Good explanation and example, Judy; thank you :)