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    ate or had eaten

    The food was the most delicious that I ate (or had eaten?) in a long time.

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    Re: ate or had eaten

    ...had eaten

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    Re: ate or had eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    The food was the most delicious that I ate (or had eaten?) in a long time.

    ....had eaten.

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    Re: ate or had eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    ....had eaten.
    Hello, teacher,

    I have just read your answer, "had eaten" present perfect for taking about experience life, but I have heard that Americans often prefer use the Simple Past instead of Present Perfect tense.

    Am I right or wrong ?

    It's more easy for me to employ simple past that present perfect, I sometimes mix the use of both tenses, perhaps it's French grammar that miw my mind.

    Thanks for your reply.

    Have a nice day.

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    Re: ate or had eaten

    Yes, but what's frequent in the oral register is not always recommended or even correct in international or written texts.

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    Re: ate or had eaten

    Quote Originally Posted by the french View Post
    hello, teacher,

    i have just read your answer, "had eaten" present perfect for taking about experience life, but i have heard that americans often prefer use the simple past instead of present perfect tense.
    Am i right or wrong ? you are right. For example, many would just say 'i just read your answer.' and '...but i heard that americans often prefer to use...'.

    it's more easy for me to employ simple past that present perfect, i sometimes mix the use of both tenses, perhaps it's french grammar that miw my mind.


    Thanks for your reply.

    Have a nice day.
    2006

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