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    She (had taught, taught) in an elementary school before she became a professor

    In my grammar book, the answer is only "had taught" in this sentence, but isn't "taught" also possible as time sequence is evident due to "before"? Are both correct or only one?
    ex)She (had taught, taught) in an elementary school before she became a professor.

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    Re: She (had taught, taught) in an elementary school before she became a professor

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    In my grammar book, the answer is only "had taught" in this sentence, but isn't "taught" also possible as time sequence is evident due to "before"? Yes
    Are both correct or only one? Both
    When the sequence of events is clear, we frequently use the past simple.

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