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    What tense?

    Please, could you tell me what tense should I use in the sentence:

    It was very long day, I didn't get home before midnight and was (had been..)(?) very tired by then.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: What tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra J. View Post
    Please, could you tell me what tense should I use in the sentence:

    It was a very long day, I didn't get home before midnight and was very tired by then.

    Thanks a lot.
    See above.

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    Re: What tense?

    "It was a very long day, I didn't get home before midnight and was very tired by then."

    I think this is two sentences joined with a comma.
    If not, it seems to need an 'I' before 'was'.

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    Re: What tense?

    I'd use a semi-colon or dash after 'very long day'.

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