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    As soon as the rain (had) stopped

    1. The match continued when the rain stopped.

    2, As soon as the rain (had) stopped, the match continued.

    In transforming sentence 1, I have done so in sentence 2. I would like to know whether 'had' is needed?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: As soon as the rain (had) stopped

    Not a teacher.

    Either way is fine.

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    #3

    Re: As soon as the rain (had) stopped

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    1. The match continued when the rain stopped.

    2, As soon as the rain (had) stopped, the match continued.

    In transforming sentence 1, I have done so in sentence 2. I would like to know whether 'had' is needed?

    Thanks in advance.
    You can say either, but 2. is not strictly a transformation of 1. You have changed it in ways beyond simply transforming it.

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