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Can I use the sentence "I had not walked yesterday" to indicate that "Yesterday, I didn't walked at all"?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:36 am
by ThadaJ
Hi,

I have a question about using past perfect.

Can I use the sentence "I had not walked yesterday" to indicate that "Yesterday, I didn't walked at all" or "Yesterday, I didn't walked for all day"?

I am not sure if the sentence "I had not walked yesterday" is gramartically correct in this case.


Thank you,
Thada Jirajaras

Re: Can I use the sentence "I had not walked yesterday" to indicate that "Yesterday, I didn't walked at all"?

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:23 am
by darcy
"I didn't walk yesterday." is correct. (NOTE: walk not walked)
We only use the past perfect to show that one action came before another action.
Example:
"I didn't sleep well last night because I hadn't walked or taken any exercise."