استخدامه يستخدم للتعبير عن حدث سبق أخر في الماضي
before she went to school, she had washed her face
When I recovered, I saw what had happened
يستخدم مع مثل هذه الكلمات
as soon as - after ماضي تام ………… ماضي بسيط
When - Before ماضي بسيط ……… ماضي تام
By the time
ماضي بسيط منفي …… till / until ماضي تام
As soon as I had eaten my lunch, I went out.
I went out after I had eaten my lunch.
By the time I went out, I had eaten my lunch.
I had eaten my lunch before I went out
She didn’t go to bed until she had eaten.
before i drove my car , i had cleaned it .
( after ياتي مصاحبا لها past perfect + s.past )