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    "By the middle of the 7th century they were converted to Christianity." Which tense is more natural to use the past perfect or the simple past?

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    Default Re: by the end

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "By the middle of the 7th century they were converted to Christianity." Which tense is more natural to use the past perfect or the simple past?
    Ostap, you have asked this question several times in different forms. The answers will always be similar, so why not look back to your previous threads on the subject? If you feel that this example is any different from the others, tell us how, and we'll try to deal with it.

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