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    thomas615 is offline Member
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    teacher, are these sentences correct? Did I use the right tenses?

    I met Shing yesterday and she told me that her elder sister had passed away last month. She said that her sister had been suffering from cancer for many years.

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    Yes, but you could also say elder sister passed.

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