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    • Join Date: Oct 2010
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    He wasn’t a stranger because I have met him before.

    Hello,
    Can somebody please explain why it must be "... I met him before"?
    I can't find grammar reference to this particular sentence.
    "He wasn’t a stranger because I have met him before."

    Thank you!




    • Join Date: Oct 2010
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    Re: He wasn’t a stranger because I have met him before.

    It would be better to use the past perfect to show that one action (met) happened before the other (wasn't). He wasn't a stranger because I had met him before. Using the past is ok but not as good.

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