She'd been married three times before she met George. something done several times up to a point in the past I don't think I'd ever seen an eclipse until yesterday. experience up to the point in the past We thought he'd broken his leg, so we phoned for an ambulance. past event important up to the time of reporting If I'd known, I probably would never have come. to talk about past conditions He'd been working for the company since he graduated. using since to show when something started in the past I wish you'd told me earlier. to talk about past wishes