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sequence of tenses
I would like to know if we can use both the past perfect and the past simple interchangeably here. Can you help me please?
"She had been/was jobless for a long time when she started writing these books".
Re: sequence of tenses
NOT A TEACHER.
Originally Posted by Will17
Only "had been" works for me. If you took out "for a long time," "was jobless" would be correct.
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