Past Perfect Tense

Standard

Kita menggunakan Past Pefect (simple) tense untuk menunjukkan suatu tindakan di masa lalu berkaitan dengan tindakan lain sebelumnya di masa lalu.

Penggunaan :
1. menceritakan sebuah tindakan yang sudah selesai sebelum tindakan lain di masa lalu
2. kalimat pengandaian (Conditional Sentence) Type III
If + subject + Past perfect + would have + verb III
If we had known the answer, we would have told you
Seandainya kami telah tahu jawabannya, kami akan telah mengatakan padamu (kenyataanya kami sudah tidak tahu jawabannya)
3. kalimat tak langsung (reported speech)
Ann: I have searched all the rooms.
George: Ann said she had searched all the rooms.
George : Ann mengatakan bahwa dia sudah mencari semua kamar
untuk pembahasan selengkapnya tentang reported speech dalam berbagai tenses disini

Rumus Past Perfect Tense :
Positif (+)
Subject + had + verb III + (past participle) + object
Negatif (-)
Subject + had + not + verb III + object
Tanya (?)
Had + subject + verb III + object ?

Contoh – Past Perfect tense :
They had been here before 1945 (+)
– mereka telah berada disini sebelum tahun 1945
They had not been here before 1945 (-)
– mereka belum berada disini sebelum tahun 1945
Had they been here before 1945 ? (?)
– apakah mereka telah berada disini sebelum 1945 ?

She had gone to Amsterdam when I called her (+)
– dia telah pergi ke Amsterdam ketika aku meneleponnya
She had not gone to Amsterdam when I called her (-)
– dia belum pergi ke Amsterdam ketika aku meneleponnya
Had she gone to Amsterdam when you called her ?
– apakah dia telah pergi ke Amsterdam ketika kamu meneleponnya ?

Keterangan waktu (Adverb of time) yang umum digunakan dalam past Perfect tense ini :
after, before, already, as soon as, just, yet, until, till, by the time that.

past Perfect tense juga digunakan untuk ungkapan seperti : “I wish”, “as if/though” and “if only”.
I wish I hadn’t gone there.
aku berharap aku tidak pernah pergi kesana
Jono looked as if he had done something terrible.
Jono tampak seolah-olah ia telah melakukan sesuatu yang mengerikan

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