- Yesterday, I met my first girl friend.
- She was beautiful when I first saw her ten years ago.
- Yesterday, I thought she was beautiful as ever.
If I try to use only one sentence to express 2 and 3, do you think past perfect tense need to be used? Or do you think I can make it clear just by using simple past tense?
Which sentence is correct and which one is the used more frequently? Yesterday, I met my first girl friend. She was as beautiful as she was ten years ago. Yesterday, I met my first girl friend. She was as beautiful as she had been ten years before.