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    When I woke up, my father....He gave me some money.
    a- is leaving
    b- leaves
    c- left
    d-had left

    I may choose ;left;.
    But I think it isn't a fine sentence.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: choose

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    When I woke up, my father....He gave me some money.
    a- is leaving
    b- leaves
    c- left
    d-had left

    I may choose ;left;.
    But I think it isn't a fine sentence.

    Thanks in advance.
    When I woke up, my father left. This means that my father left just after I woke up.
    When I woke up, my father had left. This means that my father left while I was sleeping, that is, before I woke up.

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    Re: choose

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    When I woke up, my father....He gave me some money.
    a- is leaving
    b- leaves
    c- left
    d-had left

    I may choose ;left;.
    But I think it isn't a fine sentence.

    Thanks in advance.
    Ah, I thought that the final sentence was meant to mean the same as "He gave me some money", so I figured it was:

    When I woke up, my father had left me some money.

    However, if they are meant to be 2 sentences making a little story, then I actually don't like any of the answers. If his father was there to give him some money, then he hadn't left at all! I would have looked for "was leaving", but it's not there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah, I thought that the final sentence was meant to mean the same as "He gave me some money", so I figured it was:

    When I woke up, my father had left me some money.

    However, if they are meant to be 2 sentences making a little story, then I actually don't like any of the answers. If his father was there to give him some money, then he hadn't left at all! I would have looked for "was leaving", but it's not there!
    Oh, I see. I had assumed that the second sentence had no direct connection to the first, so I ignored it. They are, as you now see, two distinct actions. Yes, it does make sense (and show a connection) when you write it as,
    When I woke up, my father had left me some money.

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    #5

    Re: choose

    I think had left is the best answer here

    my regards to all

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