I have recently started working on the MGMAT SC
book, and came across this chapter on Past Participles. I have a question, but first ....
The rule is "HAD + Past Participle (esp. those ending with -ed)", for those sentences where more than one action has taken place at different times in the past.
Therefore, "I had just started driving the car when my cell phone rang" is in the past participle form.
The MGMAT book
says that there are exceptions to the rule, especially for past participles not ending with -ed.
e.g. The correct sentence is "She has drunk all the soda by herself", and not "She had drunk all the soda by herself".
But, my question is - has/have indicates that the verb is in the present perfect tense. So is MGMAT correct?? Also is the sentence "She had drunk all the soda by herself" correct?, if it is correct, then isn't it in the past perfect form.
Thank you for patiently reading through my long message, and getting this far. Please chip in with your thoughts on this.
PS - Paul, could you help me on this one!!