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    I had learned it at the last meeting

    I think one-tense-prior rule is not that strict, so "had learned" here can be replaced by "learned" only, right?

    gz45)I didn't laugh at the joke because I had learned it at the last meeting.

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    Re: I had learned it at the last meeting

    ... had heard, not had learned.

    You could use simple past, but the past perfect sounds more natural to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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