Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: suggestion

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like

    suggestion

    hello i am jamuna . i have problem to use past perfect while i am wrting the sentence . Do you have any rule to follow it .
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: suggestion

    Hi Jamuna,

    Nice to meet you on this board, a warm welcome

    First of all, I'm not an English teacher. Nevertheless, I can give some advice about using the past perfect.

    You use the past perfect when you talk about actions and you jump further back into the past. When you tell something in a non-chronological order. This is a tense which is often used. Especially when you are having a conversation with someone. You are talking and you don't always tell things in the chronological order. You forget to tell something and then suddenly it pops up and you tell it anyway. If you are talking in the past tense, you then have to use the past perfect!

    Example sentences:

    1- When I arrived Ann had just left.
    2- When she had sung her song she sat down.
    3- Her hear had been grey; now it was white.
    4- I had just poured myself a glass of water when the phone rang.
    5- Tom was 23 when our story begins. His father had died five years before and since then Tom had lived alone. His father had advised him not to get married till he was 35, and Tom intended to follow this advice.

    One of the basic rules is that you use the Past Perfect when you are talking about things which happened in the past. And when then, jump even further more into the past.

    Hope that this is a help

    Kind Regards

Similar Threads

  1. suggestion for improvement
    By Dany in forum Comments & Suggestions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2005, 05:47
  2. Any correction or suggestion, please
    By Abusaad in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Mar-2005, 08:10
  3. A Model Teacher--Correction and suggestion
    By Joe in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-Feb-2004, 12:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •