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    Default Past perfect, an action happened after a past event?

    The young man did not wake up until the bed had struck the ground.
    This sentence is quoted from New Concept English Book 2. I would personally find it difficult to accept that it is wrong. But, isn't the past perfect tense used to refer to the earlier one of two past actions?

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    Default Re: Past perfect, an action happened after a past event?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    This sentence is quoted from New Concept English Book 2. I would personally find it difficult to accept that it is wrong. But, isn't the past perfect tense used to refer to the earlier one of two past actions?

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    Yes, the young man woke up after the bed had hit the ground.

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