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    Past Perfect and Present Perfect

    I would like to know Past Perfect meaning. Can I use "Past Perfect" tense when I want to emphasize that something didn't happen in the past? One example "Tom hadn't gone"

    One more thing what's the differences between "I hadn't gone" and "I haven't gone"
    Does "I hadn't gone" mean that I didn't go in the past?
    Does "I havn't gone" mean that it have relevance with the present?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Past Perfect and Present Perfect

    You should know by now, JustAliBit, that we need more context than you have given. It is rarely possible to say exactly what one tense form suggests if we have only the evidence of a subject and verb, with no context at all.

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    Re: Past Perfect and Present Perfect

    The problem is already solved. I saw some crazy thing on The Tenses - English Grammar and I came here for more information :)

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    Re: Past Perfect and Present Perfect

    Well, if you had told us what the 'more information' was, we might have been able to help. However, if that site keeps you happy, go with it.

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