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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  18/MAI/2006 8:19 PM
Assunto:  Question about tenses
 
Mensagem:  I think the sentence would be OK if you used past perfect for the action that happened first and simple past for the other action. See:

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


Notice that both actions happened in the past.


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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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