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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Correct sentence

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    Jenny was surprised to see the decayed tooth that the dentist showed her. She did not feel any pain during the extraction.

    Since that day, Jenny is no longer afraid of seeing a dentist
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    Are the above sentences correct? Can they be improved in any way?

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    Re: Correct sentence

    She hadn't felt...
    Jenny has no longer been afraid...

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    She hadn't felt...
    Why the past perfect??? Doesn't it describe a state in the past and isn't the "feel" there a stative verb?

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Why the past perfect??? Doesn't it describe a state in the past and isn't the "feel" there a stative verb?
    Hi

    Tdol is right. It`s present perfect .[ not past perfect]

    Jenny has no longer been afraid of seeing a dentist since that day.- it refers to an indefinite event which has an obvious result in the present.[she is no longer afraid]

    For a better understanding,follow the link :
    Present Perfect Tense: Simple Past vs Present Perfect vs Present Perfect



    Regards,

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    Re: Correct sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Why the past perfect??? Doesn't it describe a state in the past and isn't the "feel" there a stative verb?
    Because the extraction took place before she saw the tooth.

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