past perfect simple (ellipsis)

past perfect simple (ellipsis)

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Point 74 in the category of PAST is defined as:

leave out the subject before the past perfect simple where it is understood from the previous clause.

_c _had _vvn

*However the common that clauses do not really locate ellipsis.

1 THAT HAD COME 3547
2 THAT HAD HAPPENED 3283
3 THAT HAD GONE 2900
4 THAT HAD TAKEN 2845
5 THAT HAD BECOME 2761
6 AND HAD MADE 2275
7 THAT HAD FALLEN 2151
8 AND HAD TAKEN 2112
9 THAT HAD MADE 2088
10 AND HAD BECOME 2065
11 THAT HAD OCCURRED 1705
12 AND HAD SEEN 1534
13 AND HAD GONE 1511
14 AND HAD COME 1468
15 AND HAD LOST 1368
16 AND HAD WORKED 1307
17 AND HAD GIVEN 1259
18 THAT HAD BEGUN 1234
19 AND HAD SPENT 1140
20 THAT HAD GROWN 1125
21 AND HAD LEFT 1104
22 THAT HAD LED 1095
23 THAT HAD PASSED 1054
24 AND HAD RECEIVED 1052
25 AND HAD LIVED 1023
26 AND HAD STARTED 977
27 AND HAD BEGUN 959
28 THAT HAD SEEN 926
29 THAT HAD CAUSED 918
30 THAT HAD BROUGHT 903
31 THAT HAD STARTED 902
32 THAT HAD DEVELOPED 862
33 THAT HAD LOST 847


AND HAD PLANNED

Northwest Herald
He said he bought the property this summer and had planned to move into the home with his three sons.

35 AND HAD FOUND 757
36 AND HAD TRIED 755
37 AND HAD GOTTEN 735
38 THAT HAD EXISTED 728
39 AND HAD DECIDED 724
40 AND HAD SERVED 713
41 THAT HAD GIVEN 687
42 AND HAD ASKED 674
43 AND HAD HEARD 669
44 AND HAD PUT 662
45 THAT HAD WORKED 662
46 AND HAD MOVED 657
47 AND HAD USED 650
48 THAT HAD CHANGED 646
49 AND HAD DEVELOPED 644
50 AND HAD SUFFERED 627
51 THAT HAD GOTTEN 627
52 THAT HAD RECEIVED 607
53 THAT HAD FORMED 606
54 THAT HAD LEFT 595
55 THAT HAD WON 588
56 THAT HAD GATHERED 575
57 AND HAD TOLD 573
58 AND HAD FALLEN 572
59 AND HAD FAILED 571
60 THAT HAD HELPED 567
61 THAT HAD BUILT 564
62 THAT HAD BROKEN 556
63 AND HAD WRITTEN 554
64 THAT HAD APPEARED 548
65 THAT HAD PLAGUED 544
66 AND HAD WON 537
67 AND HAD GROWN 518
68 THAT HAD FAILED 516
69 AND HAD BROUGHT 514
70 AND HAD SET 511
71 THAT HAD DIED 511
72 AND HAD REACHED 499
73 THAT HAD SPREAD 498
74 THAT HAD ACCUMULATED 497
75 THAT HAD BELONGED 485
76 AND HAD FORGOTTEN 476
77 THAT HAD TURNED 459
78 AND HAD HOPED 458
79 THAT HAD KEPT 453
80 THAT HAD SERVED 453
81 THAT HAD ESCAPED 452
82 AND HAD SAID 451
83 AND HAD LEARNED 445
84 AND HAD SENT 441
85 AND HAD STOPPED 432
86 THAT HAD ARISEN 428
87 AND HAD BUILT 427
88 THAT HAD STOOD 419
89 AND HAD RETURNED 414
90 AND HAD PLAYED 412
91 AND HAD READ 407
92 AND HAD TURNED 407
93 AND HAD LIMITED 390
94 THAT HAD HELD 387
95 BUT HAD FAILED 382
96 AND HAD RUN 374
97 THAT HAD KILLED 370
98 AND HAD GOT 368
99 THAT HAD SURVIVED 367
100 THAT HAD RUN 363

B1 vocabulary:

appeared (1)
developed (1)
escaped (1)
existed (1)
formed (1)
led (1)
limited (1)
planned (1)
reached (1)

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