I know when Past perfect, and when two past verbs are used in a sentence. according to what I have read, when two actions or events have taken place in rapid succession, we use two verbs in the past tense, as in:
After he mailed his letter, he bought some stamps.
now the main question is: is there any difference between the two sentences below?:
1.By the time I got to her place, she had gone.
2.By the time I got to her place, she was gone.
I know that there is already an answer to this in here.
however, all of the users have answered before the asker's editing (when it was a completely different question). And I also want to see if there's a relation to time in here or not. (have the two actions taken place in rapid succession in the 2nd example or not?)