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The past perfect tense follows the format: subject + had + past participle form of the verb, such as: I/We/You/He/She/It/They + had + past participle form of the verb.

It is used for actions or states of being that have been completed in the past before past actions or states of being, such as:

I was so lucky. I had gone out before the building collapsed.

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