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Had gone is the past perfect conjugation of the verb "to go". The past perfect tense is a tense which represents actions that occurred before other actions in the past https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/past_perfect The action that occurred in the past was Jake telling you something, but the action before that was Jake going to the party at Helen’s house ...


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OK, ignore my comment; it's wrong. Let's examine a case in the present tense for which it's easy to change the verb tense in reported speech. (This is called back shifting.) [1a]: Mary asks herself, "Why am I here now?" [1b]: Mary asked herself why she was there then. [1b] is reported speech, that is, it's about a past event. ...



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