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Friday, January 4, 2013

How does one translate the Past Perfect? Is it with Te or not? Are there are ways of expressing this tense? Example, "She only understood the movie because she had read the book." Another example, "We had had that car for ten years before it broke down."

Past perfect is expressed with "te"

1.  "She only understood the movie because she had read the book."
     "Li te konpran fim nan senpleman paske li te li liv la."

2. "We had had that car for ten years before it broke down."
    "Nou te gen machin sa a pou dizan anvan l te vin pran pàn."

3. If you had not been there, I don't know what I would have done.
    Si ou pa te la, m pa konn sa m ta fè.

4. I had waited for about two hours when she finally decided to show up.
    Mwen te tann pou dezèdtan konsa lè li te resi deside pou l parèt.

5.  We had never seen anything like this.
      Nou pa't janm wè yon bagay konsa.

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