What is it good for?
- Talking about actions that happened in the past before other actions
- She had arrived three hours before they did.
- He wanted to watch a movie, but I had already seen it four times.
- We had done a lot of work before the team got here.
- They had just finished when we arrived.
Making it Negative:
Put not after had (or use hadn’t).
- He hadn’t baked before, so the cake he made was terrible.
- We had not seen the news, so we were surprised when we saw zombies everywhere.
Asking a Question:
Had (not) + Subject + Past participle (+ Object)
- Had he tried to Google the information before he gave up?
- Hadn’t she seen the giant billboard in front of her house before? It’s been there for weeks.
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