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    #1

    I don't think that I will ever forget the cake my friend had bought

    Hi all,

    is this sentence correct ?

    'I don't think that I will ever forget the cake my friend had bought' ?

    why not ......... has bought' ?

    it is written by an IELTS teacher from USA

    thanks
    Last edited by duiter; 27-May-2010 at 13:04. Reason: correction

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    Re: I don't think that I will ever forget the cake my friend had bought

    Yes, it's correct- the cake was bought at a time in the past- has bought would refer to a cake that is there now.

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