Past Perfect Tense
(+) S + had + past participle (V-3
(-) S + had + not + past participle (V-3)
(?) Had + S + past participle (V-3)?
(+) My brother had slept He had come
(- ) My brother hadn’t slept He hadn’t come
(?) Had my brother slept? Had he come?
I had never seen such beautiful sights before I visited Paris in 2012. I had saved money for 5 years before I booked my trip to Paris. I was very excited! Before my trip to Paris, I had never been out of the United States.
When I went to Paris, I spent many days touring the city. The city was big. Sometimes I got lost and asked for directions. I asked for directions in French. That was easy because I had studied French for 2 years before I visited Paris.
By the time I left Paris, I had toured many beautiful places. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Luxembourg Gardens were just a few of the places I saw. Before I visited Paris, I had only seen those places on television.