The following sentence is given:

I'd only just got into the bath when she phoned.

I cannot understand the meaning of "would". Is it a modal auxiliary here?

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    Where is would? If you're talking about I'd, that's I had. – Manish Giri Sep 8 '14 at 4:16

It is Past Perfect tense.

I (pronoun) had + v3 ... when she v2 (her phone call is at Past Simple).

Result of my action at the past when another person (she) did some action.

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