Before a time in the past
The Past Perfect
Use the past perfect (had + past participle) to show a state, event or action that happened before a certain time in the past.
|Katrina||had||known||for a long time that she was going to become a lawyer.|
- Justin hadn’t met his bride yet. (He had not met her before the wedding)
The Past Perfect Progressive
You can also use the past perfect in progressive.
|Subject||Had Been||Base form + -Img|
|Katrina||had been||considering||quitting her current job.|
After a time in the past but before now
Future In the Past
Use was/were going to or would + base form to describe a state, event, or action that was planned in the past (before now). Sentences with was/were going to or would are sometimes called future in the past.
Was / were
|Was/ Were Going to||Base form|
|Katrina had known for a long time that she||was going to||go||to law school after college.|
|Jaden knew who||would||be||invited to the ceremony.|
Would Be = -Ing
|Would||Base Form + -Ing|
|He just didn't know who Justin||would||be marrying|
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