The Past Perfect, Passive Voice
S + (had)
+ been +
This guitar had been
tuned before I broke
a string and had to tune it again.
This house had been
painted pink before it was given a
fresh coat of paint. Now it's blue.
These bees had been kept in a large hive before they were
taken out and examined by the beekeeper.
This man had been
given novocaine before
the dentist started working on a cavity that needed a filling.
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