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    Berlian is offline Newbie
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    Default Which sentence is correct....

    Hello :)

    I wonder if you could help me out.
    Which sentence is correct:

    I would have never thought of collecting postcards before I received the first.
    I would have never thought of collecting postcards before I had received the first.


    Thank you in advance,

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    Default Re: Which sentence is correct....

    Hi Berlian

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would prefer the first sentence, but would have two suggestions (to me, your second sentence doesn't work so well):

    1. "I would never have thought of collecting postcards before I received my first one."
    or, turning it around:
    2. "Before I received my first postcard, I would have never thought of collecting them."

    Hope this helps
    R21

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