English Speaking and Grammar Lesson - Past Perfect - You've Got Mail Part 1Learn the MUSIC of grammar, not the rules! Listen for a question, answer the question. Pause the video if you need more time to answer. Repeat 3 times! Free English grammar lessons by Fred, the online English teacher.

MOVIE: You’ve Got Mail

VERB TENSE: Past Perfect


“Shopgirl” and “NY152″ had met online. They hadn’t known each other in person. Shopgirl had declared that their online relationship would have certain boundaries: no specifics, no names, no career or school or family information.

NY152 had been Joe Fox. His family had run a huge chain of bookstores called Fox Books. Shopgirl had been Kathleen Kelly, owner of a small independent bookstore called The Shop Around The Corner. They both had worked in the same neighborhood in New York City, where Joe had been opening a new branch of Fox Books and Kathleen had had her bookstore. They had passed each other on their way to work without having known it.

One day Joe had brought some of his young relatives into Kathleen’s shop for story-time. Joe and Kathleen had met and had had a friendly conversation but Kathleen had revealed that she had been unhappy about the big Fox bookstore that would soon open nearby. Joe hadn’t told her that his last name had been Fox but later in the week they had met again and Kathleen had found out that he had been Joe Fox of Fox Books.

NY152 had encouraged Shopgirl to fight against Fox Books and Kathleen had begun a boycott and media campaign. NY152 and Shopgirl had continued their online courtship and NY152 had asked her to meet. On the day of the meeting Joe had seen that Shopgirl had been Kathleen but he hadn’t revealed who he was.

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