past perfect + before + past simple.
I suppose I know the English tenses, but I'm a little bit confused:
Is it correct to say: I had bought a book before you phoned.
If it's correct I've the second question: Can we omit "before" and merely say: I had bought a book, you phoned.
I think it's correct because the past perfect refers to the first action and I don't see any reasons to use "before".
If I'm abosolutely incorrect I'll learn this thread and come back with new questions.
Thanks in advance.
Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.