I had an amusing experience last year. After I had left a small village in the south of France, I drove on the next town. On the way, a young man waved to me. I stopped and he asked me for a lift. As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning to him in French and he replied in the same language. Apart from a few words, I do not know any French at all. Neither of us spoke during the journey. I had nearly reached the town, when the young man suddenly said, very slowly, 'Do you speak English?' As I soon learnt, he was English himself!
1．After I had left a small village in the south of France, I drove on to the next town. 在离开法国南部的一个小村庄后，我继续驶往下一个城镇。
Beijing is in the north of China.
He talked on until everybody had gone.
I was reading when my friend called. After he had
gone, I went on to read.
2．I stopped and he asked me for a lift. 我把车停下，他向我提出要求搭车。
Last night, I had to walk home. No one would give me a lift.
I was lucky today. I got a lift soon after I had left the village.
3．As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning to him in French and he replied in the same language. 他一上车，我就用法语向他问早上好，他也同样用法语回答我。
（1）表示时间的固定短语as soon as通常表示“一……就……”，即两个动词之间相隔时间非常短：
Tell him the news as soon as you meet him.
speak English/ French 讲英语／法语
That book is written in German.
He replied the question in English.
（1）vt., vi. （偶然）遇见，遇到：
Most of the young people in the town will be meeting them at the station.
Who will be meeting you when you arrive in London?
I'd like to meet your brother.
Very pleased to meet you.
He is praised for the excellent performance of his duties.
His performance in the mathematics exam is not very good.
The pop singers will give five performances.
(The simple past perfect tense)
过去完成时由 had+ 过去分词构成，它表示过去某时或某动作发生之前已经完成的动作或情况，即“较早的过去”。在用
过去完成 的句子中，常用的连词有 when, after, as soon as, until, by that time等：
When I woke up in the morning, she had already had
After he had said goodbye to us all, Captain Alison started his journey.
Did you really ring the police?
It was a mistake. I realized it as soon as I had rung them.
I didn't know that she was a famous actress until you had told me.
常与 连用的副词如already, just, never, never…before也常与过去完成时连用，以强调事件发生的先后次序：
The boys loved the zoo. They had never seen wild animals before.
not much: a little
not a little: much
neither of,不能说we neither,只能说neither of us
just as 正当...时候 ＋时间主语从句