Poll: The police had arrived and the mob had turned nasty.

The police had arrived and the mob had turned nasty.

Correct sentence.
The first 'had' is wrong.
The second 'had' is wrong.

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  • Added: June 2004

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Comments:

Stryfe

While it might be a little awkward, I don't know why it shouldn't be correct. It's just a compound sentence (The police had arrived. The mob had turned nasty.) and both verbs are parallel (had arrived/had turned, pluperfect).

Lord Felipe

It's a past perfect tense verb. Or the police had arrived and the mob turned nasty. First the police arrived and then the mob turned nasty.

Thom

"The police had arrived and the mob turned nasty."

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