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Past Time

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.

Subject Had Past Participle
Katrina had known for a long time that she was going to become a lawyer.

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.

Past Time

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.

Would

Would Base Form
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

Exercise

Open the exercise to begin the activity. Follow the instructions in the document.