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    #1

    was sent / had been sent after if

    Hello,
    something was sent but we don't know whether it was send on the 8 th or the 9 th of March What do we say:

    If it was sent on the 8th of March then we need to file it under a different code.
    If it had been sent on the 8 th of March we need to file it under a fifferent code.

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    #2

    Re: was sent / had been sent after if

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Hello Unnecessary

    Something was sent but we don't know whether it was send sent on the 8 th 8th or the 9 th 9th of March. What do we say?

    If it was sent on the 8th of March then we need to file it under a different code.
    If it had been sent on the 8th of March we need to file it under a different code.
    You need to use the first sentence. Look at my amendments in red.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: was sent / had been sent after if

    Quote Originally Posted by magdalena View Post
    Something was sent but we don't know whether it was sent on the 8th or the 9th (no space between 8 and th) of March. What do we say?

    If it was sent on the 8th of March then we need to file it under a different code.

    If it had been sent on the 8th of March we need to file it under a fifferent code.
    Rover

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