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Which of the following sentences uses the past perfect verb tense?
A. By June, I will have owned the camera shop for a decade.
B. After it was sold, I had owned the camera shop for 12 years.
C. I cannot recall a time when I have not owned some kind of shop.
D. I owned that shop in the year you were born.

Please help I do not understand this. I do not think the answer is D but I'm not sure. Please help!

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  1. The "perfect" tenses in English are identifiable by their auxiliary verbs:

    perfect -- has/have (She has gone to the grocery.)
    past perfect -- had (They had gone on their trip before she got home.)
    future perfect -- will have (She will have finished her homework by the time I get home.)

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  2. I think the answer is B - After it was sold, I had owned the camera shop for 12 years.

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  3. Yes. B is correct.

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