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    WilliamRota is offline Newbie
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    Default Temporal Grammar Question

    Hello, I have a doubt on following structure:'' wondered
    whether he dared tell her he'd heard the name 'john'."
    Would't it be necessary to use 'would' instead of a simple past?

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    Default Re: Temporal Grammar Question

    Welcome to the forum, William.
    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamRota View Post
    ''He wondered whether he dared tell her he'd ( = had) heard the name 'jJohn'."
    Would'nt it be necessary to use 'would' instead of a simple past?
    No, it's not necessary.
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