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    Please if there is any mistake in the use of the Past simple, past continuous and past perfect; tell me why to choose another tense:
    Zeina and Rana were born and went school in Aleppo, but they hadn't met until they were at university. 'I had just come back from a two year trip abroad and I hadn't known anybody', says Zeina. 'Rana worked in the library then, and I saw her every day. I liked her straightaway'. Zeina didn't feel the same first. 'I was unpacking some books when I Iooked up and saw this girl. She was wearing an awful bright green jacket. She looked a bit sad and lonely and I felt quite sorry for her. We talked and she told me she had just returned from a trip abroad and didn't know anyone. Anyway, I offered to introduce her to my friends and came to like her more and more. Two years later we have become best friends. We're inseparable'.

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    Re: Past simple, past continuous and past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by fuadha View Post

    Please if there is any mistake in the use of the Past simple, past continuous and past perfect; tell me why to choose another tense:
    Zeina and Rana were born and went school in Aleppo, but they hadn't met until they were at university. 'I had just come back from a two year trip abroad and I didn't know anybody', says Zeina. 'Rana worked in the library then, and I saw her every day. I liked her straightaway'. Zeina didn't feel the same at first. 'I was unpacking some books when I Iooked up and saw this girl. She was wearing an awful bright green jacket. She looked a bit sad and lonely and I felt quite sorry for her. We talked and she told me she had just returned from a trip abroad and didn't know anyone. Anyway, I offered to introduce her to my friends and came to like her more and more. Two years later we have become best friends. We're inseparable'.
    Just one change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Just one change.
    Thanks alot Mr. bhaisahab

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    Re: Past simple, past continuous and past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by fuadha View Post

    Please if there is any mistake in the use of the Past simple, past continuous and past perfect; tell me why to choose another tense:
    Zeina and Rana were born and went school in Aleppo, but they hadn't met until they were at university. 'I had just come back from a two year trip abroad and I didn't know anybody', says Zeina. 'Rana worked in the library then, and I saw her every day. I liked her straightaway'. Zeina didn't feel the same first. 'I was unpacking some books when I Iooked up and saw this girl. She was wearing an awful bright green jacket. She looked a bit sad and lonely and I felt quite sorry for her. We talked and she told me she had just returned from a trip abroad and didn't know anyone. Anyway, I offered to introduce her to my friends and came to like her more and more. Two years later we became best friends. We're inseparable' [now].

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    Re: Past simple, past continuous and past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Hi Dawood,
    It depends really, on what the OP wants to say, whether 'became' or 'have become' is correct.

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