past perfect simple + adverb

past perfect simple + adverb

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Point 54 in the category of  PAST is defined as:

past perfect simple with a wide range of adverbs (including ‘finally’, ‘recently’, ‘simply’) in the normal mid-position.

(no examples of ‘simply’ in the top 100)

1 HAD NEVER SEEN 18665
2 HAD NEVER HEARD 17344
3 HAD EVER SEEN 11107
4 HAD JUST FINISHED 6260
5 HAD NEVER MET 4670
6 HAD ALREADY MADE 4094
7 HAD JUST STARTED 3851
8 HAD JUST COME 3848
9 HAD ALWAYS WANTED 3706
10 HAD ALREADY BEGUN 3599
11 HAD JUST GOTTEN 3346
12 HAD EVER HEARD 3273
13 HAD ALREADY STARTED 3153
14 HAD NEVER THOUGHT 2819
15 HAD JUST RETURNED 2751
16 HAD ALREADY TAKEN 2678
17 HAD NEVER USED 2428
18 HAD JUST MOVED 2426
19 HAD JUST LEFT 2389
20 HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED 2265


HAD PREVIOUSLY WORKED

Fillmore County Journal
He had previously worked for McConnell Electric in Spring Valley as well as in Rochester as an electrician at Seneca Foods.

HAD ORIGINALLY PLANNED

  The Daily Tar Heel
Instead of going out as she had originally planned, Jain celebrated her 21st birthday at home with her family.

23 HAD JUST ARRIVED 1985
24 HAD JUST TAKEN 1929
25 HAD JUST COMPLETED 1838
26 HAD ALREADY SEEN 1824
27 HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT 1809
28 HAD ALREADY LEFT 1806
29 HAD ALREADY GONE 1798
30 HAD JUST HAPPENED 1798
31 HAD JUST BOUGHT 1790
32 HAD NEVER FELT 1781
33 HAD ALREADY DECIDED 1773
34 HAD JUST TURNED 1752
35 HAD JUST BEGUN 1721
36 HAD NEVER KNOWN 1719
37 HAD NEVER TRIED 1716
38 HAD JUST GONE 1634
39 HAD NEVER PLAYED 1597
40 HAD NEVER HAPPENED 1580
41 HAD PREVIOUSLY SERVED 1544
42 HAD JUST SEEN 1542
43 HAD NEVER MADE 1517
44 HAD JUST MADE 1438
45 HAD JUST GOT 1432
46 HAD EVER KNOWN 1383
47 HAD JUST RECEIVED 1373
48 HAD JUST WON 1373
49 ‘D NEVER SEEN 1365
50 HAD ALREADY LOST 1348
51 HAD ALREADY RECEIVED 1333
52 HAD ALREADY GIVEN 1330
53 HAD JUST LOST 1318
54 HAD JUST GIVEN 1289
55 HAD NEVER TAKEN 1281
56 HAD ALREADY SPENT 1251
57 HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID 1240
58 HAD NEVER CONSIDERED 1216
59 HAD ALREADY PAID 1172
60 HAD EVER EXPERIENCED 1147
61 HAD NEVER WORKED 1146
62 HAD ALREADY WON 1138
63 HAD ALREADY PASSED 1134
64 HAD NEVER OCCURRED 1080
65 HAD JUST PASSED 1076
66 HAD EVER MET 1039
67 HAD RECENTLY MOVED 1015
68 HAD ALREADY ESTABLISHED 1005
69 HAD ALREADY COME 1000
70 ‘D EVER SEEN 980
71 HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN 967
72 HAD FINALLY FOUND 957 EGP example
73 HAD JUST PURCHASED 954
74 HAD ALREADY REACHED 950
75 HAD JUST DIED 949
76 HAD NEVER READ 941
77 HAD JUST SPENT 936
78 HAD PREVIOUSLY USED 936
79 HAD ALREADY WRITTEN 935
80 HAD JUST GRADUATED 925
81 HAD ALREADY MOVED 912
82 HAD ALREADY TRIED 894
83 HAD JUST OPENED 882
84 HAD ALSO MADE 879
85 HAD JUST PUT 867
86 HAD JUST SAID 867
87 HAD ORIGINALLY THOUGHT 850
88 HAD JUST MET 848
89 ‘D NEVER HEARD 835
90 HAD ALREADY FOUND 827
91 HAD ALREADY SET 826
92 HAD ALREADY PUT 825
93 HAD ALWAYS DREAMED 823
94 HAD NEVER COME 817
95 HAD ORIGINALLY INTENDED 814


B1 vocabulary:

completely (1)
considered (1)
experienced (1)
intended (1)
planned (1)
previously (1)
reached (1)
recently (1)

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