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Autor:  Ana
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Data:  18/MAI/2006 9:39 AM
Assunto:  Question about tenses
 
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In class we were going through a text, changing verb forms where needed. We came across the correct sentence:

"His wife retrieved it from the rubbish bin, and soon afterwards it was accepted for an award."

 

One student then asked why we would not use the past perfect in this case, since the sentence talks about 2 past events (in sequence).

His wife had retrieved it from the rubbish bin, and soon afterwards it had been accepted for an award.

 

Can anyone help me out here?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Question about tenses  –  Ana  18/MAI/2006, 9:39 AM
Question about tenses  –  Tiago T.  18/MAI/2006, 8:19 PM
Past perfect (had + past participle)  –  Marcio Osorio  18/MAI/2006, 11:31 PM
Past perfect (had past participle)  –  pat  19/MAI/2006, 7:37 AM
Past perfect (had past participle)  –  Márcio Osório  19/MAI/2006, 8:03 AM

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