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    Cool past perfect...

    Do i have to use the past perfect when a time word like ( before) is use to tell when was the action?
    ex:I had had 3 cups of coffee before I came here
    or: I had 3 cups of coffee before I came here
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    Monik
    Last edited by Monik2; 03-Mar-2006 at 00:21.

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    Default Re: past perfect...

    When the sequence is clear, we often just use the past tense. In your example, it's fine.

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