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    Itís ok to use had in front of inadvertently?

    Itís ok to use had in front of inadvertently?

    Please resubmit the letter I had written for English class to Mrs. Duncan.
    I had inadvertently placed the letter in the wrong mailbox.

    I inadvertently placed the letter in the wrong mailbox

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    Re: Itís ok to use had in front of inadvertently?

    Quote Originally Posted by MsNyree View Post
    Itís ok to use had in front of inadvertently?

    Please resubmit the letter I had written for English class to Mrs. Duncan.
    I had inadvertently placed the letter in the wrong mailbox.

    I inadvertently placed the letter in the wrong mailbox
    It's fine to use 'had' before 'inadvertently' - if that is the meaning you want to convey. If there is a past action (usually narrated in the past simple) that happened after you had done something else, that 'something else' goes in the past perfect (and if it happened 'inadvertently' then use that word).

    'When Mrs Duncan collected the work, she missed mine - because I had inadvertently left it in the wrong mailbox.'



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