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    been flourishing

    "It had been flourishing in a 50-year period between 1920-1970."

    Is it OK?

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    Re: been flourishing

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "It had been flourishing in a 50-year period between 1920-1970."

    Is it OK?
    You keep asking about "had been" in different threads. I am new here so this is just a suggestion, but it might be easier to keep it to one thread - it is basically the same grammar issue.

    I will say the same thing I said before - use "had been" like this when you are talking about the a time before another time in the past. This webpage explains it quite well I think.

    You might use that phrase like this, for example:

    "It had been flourishing in a 50-year period between 1920-1970. However, when I started working there in 1975, the company was almost bankrupt."

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