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    Past perfect

    Do I have to use the past perfect when a time word 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

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    Re: Past perfect

    Usually the Past Perfect describes the first action of the actions took place in the past.
    eg
    I called him after Jane had left.
    The first action is that Jane left and then, I made the call

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