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    were or had ?

    The parts were / had shipped with the goods on 02 June.

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    Re: were or had ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    The parts were shipped with the goods on 02 June. (as long as the person reading that sentence knows what the "parts" and the "goods" are)

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    Re: were or had ?

    Quote Originally Posted by VietKong23 View Post
    2006 you think had shipped is wrong?
    Yes it's wrong. But you could say 'The parts had been shipped......'.

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    Re: were or had ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    The parts were / had shipped with the goods on 02 June.
    ===Not a teacher===

    The parts had been shipped with the goods on 02 June by John.

    John had shipped the parts along with the goods on 02 June.

    The first sentence is a passive voice. There you use "had been" in this context.

    Note: There are many other rules to use "had been". The above is just an example to describe this situation about the use of "had" and "had been".

    May be an expert could add more value to it.

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