The Past Participle, it confuses the #**# out of me. I've looked on few different websites for explanations but I still can't get my head around it. I know how to form them but it's when do I use them that's the problem. So I was wondering if any of you would be able to explain it simply.
Thanks in advance!!!
Lo utilizas cuando has terminado una acción. Ejemplo: Yo había leído tu comentario antes de escribirte una publicación :D
It's very similar to the English, which conjugates the verb "to have" and then adds the participle form of the verb. For example:
I have eaten. (Yo) he comido.
You have eaten. (Tú) has comido.
He has eaten. (Él) ha comido.
We have eaten. (Nosotros) hemos comido.
They have eaten. (Ellos) han comido.
See in the above how the verbs "to eat" and "comer" stay in the participle form, but the verb "to have" and "haber" get conjugated to agree with the subject? It's exactly the same in Spanish as in English.
If you want to make it past tense, you still only have to conjugate the "to have" or "haber":
I had eaten. (Yo) había comido.
You had eaten. (Tú) habías comido.
He had eaten. (Él) había comido.
We had eaten. (Nosotros) habíamos comido.
They had eaten. (Ellos) habían comido.