The exhibition had been in London before it came to Edinburgh.

Form: had + past participle

  • I had visited London before I came here.
  • You hadn't been to Wales before.
  • Had she visited Belfast before she came to Edinburgh?
  • Had he made curry before?
  • We had watched the film before we came out.
  • Had you visited Edinburgh before?
  • They hadn't tired haggis before the came to Scotland.

Watch the video for a short explanation of the past perfect tense.

Now you try. Test your knowledge below.

Before Jonny came to Edinburgh, he _________ in Australia.

They never found where Jonny __________ the money.

I ____ never _____ of the pop group until you told me about them.

I missed my flight because I ________ my passport.