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Can I say,

(a) They had gone for a trip last week.

(b) The Nature Society has a trip at / to Green forest.
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Vincent TeoCan I say,

(a) They had gone for a trip last week. ok

(b) The Nature Society has a trip at / to Green Forest.

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Vincent Teo
(a) They had gone for a trip last week. ok

Shouldn't it be "She went for a trip last week"? ( time - "last week" - is mentioned )
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My two cents:

As a single sentence, 'went' would be more appropriate. But it fits okay in a past context, for example,

James and I were sitting in the living room thinking where to bring our kids on our vacation next week. We thought about camping in Yellow Stone but the kids had gone to camping last week.
On second thought, 'last week' doesn't sound right. Should it be 'a week ago'? and 'last week' can only be used in present tense sentences, am I right?
Vincent TeoCan I say,

(a) They had gone for a trip last week.
No. Had + participle reflects a state that existed at some time in the past and that was interrupted by another state or action. For this to make sense you need to declare the interuption.
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The past perfect tense is used when you are describing two or more actions that were completed in the past, and one of them was completed before the other(s). For example, the past perfect tense would be appropriate if you said, "I stopped by their house hoping to see them, but they had gone for a trip." However, when the sentence stands alone as in "They went for a trip last week", there is only one action being described and no other action with which to compare it; hence, there is no need for the past perfect tense.

The simple past, on the other hand, merely indicates that an action has already been completed. It requires no other action with which to compare it, so it can stand alone. Thus, it should be "They went for a trip last week."
Can I Say,

(a) She went to for / on a trip.

(b) They had a trip to .
Yoong LiatThe past perfect tense is used when you are describing two or more actions that were completed in the past, and one of them was completed before the other(s). For example, the past perfect tense would be appropriate if you said, "I stopped by their house hoping to see them, but they had gone for a trip." However, when the sentence stands alone as in "They went for a trip last week", there is only one action being described and no other action with which to compare it; hence, there is no need for the past perfect tense.

The simple past, on the other hand, merely indicates that an action has already been completed. It requires no other action with which to compare it, so it can stand alone. Thus, it should be "They went for a trip last week."
How about this:

When we phoned to see if we could visit them, there was no answer. I have found out why. They had gone for a trip last week.
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