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Questions about Past Perfect tense

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It is correct. Both actions happened before the fact that the environmentalists helped the small sharks, that's why they need the Past Perfect form. The use of after specifies which of these two actio …
answered Nov 18 '13 by Irene
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The Past Perfect is used to show that the action of signing had been completed before the next action took place. In this particular example, however, I would find it better if the next verb, took, we …
answered Feb 3 '12 by Irene
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The way your sentences are written makes the past perfect unnecessary here. The actions described take place one after the other, which makes the use of the past simple appropriate. If you change the …
answered Jan 23 '12 by Irene
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I had heard that you needed an ID, but I didn't know if it was absolutely necessary. This sentence is correct. It implies that you knew about the necessity of carrying an ID before the events of last …
answered Jan 15 '12 by Irene
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Do these two sentences have the same meaning? When we arrived, David had already got home and When we arrived, David was already home
asked Oct 11 '11 by Irene