The Past Tenses - Past Perfect - Structure and Usages


This video is part of our series on the past tenses in English. In this video, we take a look at the past perfect tense. This tense is used to talk about a past action and a related past action before that. We relate two past actions to each other.

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I have learnt that there are 12 tenses, which can be simplified to 3: past, present and future. I have also learnt that each can then additionally be divided into 4: continuous, simple, perfect continuous and past. This has made me more aware of the intricacies of the English language and the problems non-native learners might encounter when learning the grammar.Unit one highlights the qualities found in good teachers, and learners. In addition, the various roles a teacher must take in class are discussed. Furthermore, the age of students, and the typical impact age has on learning, attitude and motivation are also discussed. Finally, language level is defined and generally correlated to the European Framework levels.