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    Past perfect tense (English as a second language users)

    In response to my previos thread key member Mr. David L has explained the usage of past perfect tense (p.f.t) in lengthy passages in an example provided by me. Refer thread past perfect tense - lack of clarity.

    I request senior teachers and members alike to provide numerous examples esp., lengthy passages (at least comprising of minimum 4 to 5 lines) to teach us (viewers like me) the usage of past perfect tense (in lenthy passages based on context).

    Viewers who use English as a second language are requested to post good number of passages (with past perfect tense) such that the senior teachers /members can provide us with valuabe guidance regarding its usage under different context.

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    Default Re: past perfect tense (English as a second language users)

    I request senior teachers and members alike to provide numerous examples esp., lengthy passages

    Since posters to threads are not acting as paid personal tutors, I find being taken to task in this manner, as being found wanting, highly objectionable, particularly when I think of the amount of time given to some posts.

    Since I for one fear that I may not meet the standards you demand, I will desist from offering any contribution to your future threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I request senior teachers and members alike to provide numerous examples esp., lengthy passages

    Since posters to threads are not acting as paid personal tutors, I find being taken to task in this manner, as being found wanting, highly objectionable, particularly when I think of the amount of time given to some posts.

    Since I for one fear that I may not meet the standards you demand, I will desist from offering any contribution to your future threads.
    Respected sir,

    I request senior teachers like you to provide valuable support to viewers like me esp who are newbie. I am extremely sorry and I really appreciate your continued support for newbie like me and I have in fact quoted a nice explanation provided by you in my previous post. Its great and I really thank for it. I hope many viewers like me would be immensly benefited by it. I strongly believe with out teacher's help no body can learn anything.

    thanks
    venkatasu

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I request senior teachers and members alike to provide numerous examples esp., lengthy passages

    Since posters to threads are not acting as paid personal tutors, I find being taken to task in this manner, as being found wanting, highly objectionable, particularly when I think of the amount of time given to some posts.
    Dear Mr.David L.
    I don't know how this website is administered.
    You can reply whenever you're free, right?
    It seems as if it's an obligatory task for you.
    If you don't want to, you don't have to. (Am I wrong?)
    I wouldn't like you to feel you've wasted your time because of these replies. Nobody would.
    Remember the thread that I posted about "Articles"?
    You responded in a similar way.

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Since I for one fear that I may not meet the standards you demand, I will desist from offering any contribution to your future threads.
    Dear Mr.David L.
    I truly respect your opinion, but I don't think you should say this.
    We(English learners) put our threads because we need help from native speakers of English.
    You've helped me several times. I've been very glad. I really appreciate your help.
    Please do not say you will stop offering help.
    I know you're very kind. Sometimes you're too straight.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 07-May-2008 at 14:32.

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    I request viewers to give examples regarding past perfect tense in sentences involving complexity such that we all would be benefited.

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    I request viewers to give examples regarding past perfect tense in sentences involving complexity such that we all would be benefited.

    Thanks in advance

    What do you mean by "sentences involving complexity"?
    Do you need the passage that includes some sentences with Past Perfect Tense?
    I'd like to help you if I can. Please give me some time.

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    Default Re: past perfect tense (English as a second language users)

    Two events are referred to: Action A, followed by Action B:

    She cooks the meal; He eats the meal >> When she had cooked the meal, he ate it.

    He prepares a report; he sends a report >> When he had written the report, he sent it to the committee.

    Jo writes a letter to Kay; Jo sends the letter> Jo had written to Kay about the holiday and sent it to him on his birthday.

    See these links for more examples:

    ENGLISH PAGE - Past Perfect

    Past Perfect 1 - An English-Zone.Com Quiz

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    Thank you Anglika for your kind information and useful links.

    I find it easy to understand the usage of 'had' for past perfect tense in sentences quoted by you. It's great. But I find it very hard to spot the usage of 'had' (for past perfect tense) in passage comprising few lines.
    For example I spot a past perfect tense usage in a sentence for which I find it difficult to find the relative past action.

    I would be much obliged if you help me in this regard.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    What do you mean by "sentences involving complexity"?
    Do you need the passage that includes some sentences with Past Perfect Tense?
    I'd like to help you if I can. Please give me some time.
    Thank you tzfujimino. It's so nice of you to hear such encouraging words from you. I was almost melted. Please refer my recent post in my thread.


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    Default Re: past perfect tense (English as a second language users)

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    Thank you Anglika for your kind information and useful links.

    I find it easy to understand the usage of 'had' for past perfect tense in sentences quoted by you. It's great. But I find it very hard to spot the usage of 'had' (for past perfect tense) in passage comprising few lines.
    For example I spot a past perfect tense usage in a sentence for which I find it difficult to find the relative past action. It would help if you could provide the sentence that puzzled you.

    I would be much obliged if you help me in this regard.

    Thank you in advance.
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