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    Default died/had died

    Mrs Lang had been manageress of the corner shop for many years, ever since the first manager, Mr Green died/had died.

    Which verb should I use?

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    Default Re: died/had died

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Mrs Lang had been manageress of the corner shop for many years, ever since the first manager, Mr Green died/had died.

    Which verb should I use?

    Thanks.
    died.
    You've already used "had been" for the first clause; using it again would be overkill unless you really need it. You don't need it, so don't use it.
    In any case, I can't think of a grammatical example for "ever since he had died".

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