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What's the difference between: "I had been working for ABC for 5 years" and "I worked in ABC company for 5 years". I feel that both are correct but cannot figure out the differences.

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The first sentence is complete in itself grammatically but needs a context of previous time or circumstance for completeness of meaning. For examples: “When I was promoted, I had been working ...”; “by the time war started, I had been working ...”.

The second statement is complete grammatically and in meaning. It states a fact that is true regardless of when it became true.

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