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    Something had happened there, I don't know what?
    Something had happen there, I don't know what?

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    Something had happened there, I don't know what it was.

    Perfect tense
    have/had + present participle

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    Isn't the past perfect "dangling" here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Isn't the past perfect "dangling" here?
    I hope it doesn't drop. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Something had happened there, I don't know what?
    Something had happen there, I don't know what?
    Comma splice
    Something had happened here (Sentence 1),
    I don't know what (Sentence 2).

    Try,

    A. Something had happened here; I don't know what (it was).
    B. Something had happened here. I don't know what (it was).
    C. Something had happened here and I don't know what (it was).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Isn't the past perfect "dangling" here?
    I hope it doesn't drop. ;)
    I guess this is FRC-speak
    I meant can the past perfect be used when it is not tied to a precise event in the past (usually marked by a simple past clause) ?

    FRC

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