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Autor:  OJ
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Data:  11/ABR/2008 7:07 PM
Assunto:  does it sound right?

 “ … does it sound weird since he'd never have heard of something she planned later? Do you know what I mean?”


I don’t know what you mean. When you say ‘he'd never have heard’ do you mean that , in this instance he didn’t hear about her plans.  Weird in what sense?


Obviously "He heard what she'd planned" sounds more logical (chronologically speaking)... but it does not mean that the latter is wrong, does it?”


I’m not sure that what you’re talking about is either ‘obvious’ or ‘logical’.


I still think the first one also sounds all right


I (still) think the first one also sounds all right (too, and I never said it didn’t).


We can only suggest that because use of the perfect aspect creates a time sequence leading up to an event in the past, present or future, that the use of “had heard” in this instance suggests a sequence of events and suggests that:


‘he knew about her plans earlier than she knew he knew about them.’


Just as you thought, eh?

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
does it sound right?  –  Jazz  11/ABR/2008, 6:07 PM
does it sound right?  –  OJ  11/ABR/2008, 6:40 PM
does it sound right?  –  Jazz  11/ABR/2008, 6:46 PM
 does it sound right?  –  OJ  11/ABR/2008, 7:07 PM
it DOES sound right!!!  –  Jazz  11/ABR/2008, 8:05 PM
slip of the tongue  –  Jazz  11/ABR/2008, 8:09 PM
does it sound right?  –  correction  11/ABR/2008, 6:47 PM

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