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Autor:  Ricardo - EMB
E-mail:  emb@sk.com.br
Data:  04/JAN/2013 1:52 PM
Assunto:  past perfect
 
Mensagem: 

I slightly disagree with the first sentence. In my opinion we should use the simple perfect in the first clause:

Bob and I have just got engaged, so we went to a jewelry store to buy a wedding ring.

When exactly did they get engaged? We don't know, it's not part of the idea and is not relevant. For this reason we should prefer the simple perfect.

See more about the perfect tense at: http://www.sk.com.br/sk-perf.html

 

Happy New Year to everyone!

 

Ricardo - EMB


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
past perfect   –  Marcela  03/JAN/2013, 5:29 PM
past perfect   –  Polibius  03/JAN/2013, 8:53 PM
past perfect   –  Marcela  03/JAN/2013, 11:09 PM
past perfect   –  Polibius  04/JAN/2013, 11:19 AM
past perfect   –  Sidney  04/JAN/2013, 12:34 PM
 past perfect   –  Ricardo - EMB  04/JAN/2013, 1:52 PM
past perfect   –  Polibius  04/JAN/2013, 3:22 PM

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