Past Perfect Active
Situations and states before the past / completed actions before a moment in the past or where the important thing was the result at a moment in the past / a series of actions continuing up to a moment in the past.
- as soon as
- before last week
- by 2 o'clock yesterday
- by the time
- by then
- no sooner
- the moment that
- till / until
- until before
- when (in the meaning «before, after»)
- yet, etc.
- I recognized that I had been impressed unconsciously by the desolation of the region through which I had passed.
- It struck me that it was considerably colder than it had been at the commencement of my walk.
- As the snow had ceased to fall, I walked out from the shelter and began to investigate more closely.
- He accosted me with excessive warmth, for he had drunk much.
- Hartley told himself that his taste in choosing had been flawless.
- He had just had dinner when his girlfriend called.
- He just arrived from the China where he had spent a few months and practiced speaking the Chinese language.
- He had hardly read three pages when he fell asleep.
- He had fallen asleep when he was disturbed.
- She adored those lonely walks which had become her only entertainment.
- At last she was all alone. The guests had left.
- She told me she had won the first place and received a trophy.
- I didn’t say anything until she had finished apologizing.
- After she had moved out, I found her diary.
- Before I tried to appease her anxiety, she had run out the door.