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    since or because; two past perfect progressives in one sentence

    "He was planning on screwing me out of the company since I had been saying no to the incompetent judgments he had been making." Correct?

    Is it OK with since in this context?

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    Re: since or because; two past perfect progressives in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "He was planning on screwing me out of the company since I had been saying no to the incompetent judgments he had been making." Correct?

    Is it OK with since in this context?
    With the meaning of as, because, yes. I would put a comma after company.

    If since has the meaning of from the time that, then the sentence would be more natural as:

    "He has been planning on screwing me out of the company ever since I started saying no to the incompetent judgments he was/had been making."

    "He had been planning on screwing me out of the company ever since I had started saying no to the incompetent judgments he had been making."

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    Re: since or because; two past perfect progressives in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    With the meaning of as, because, yes. I would put a comma after company.

    If since has the meaning of from the time that, then the sentence would be more natural as:

    "He has been planning on screwing me out of the company ever since I started saying no to the incompetent judgments he was/had been making."

    "He had been planning on screwing me out of the company ever since I had started saying no to the incompetent judgments he had been making."
    "Since" meaning as,because. The whole sentence refers to a point in the past. Would it sound awkward?

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    Re: since or because; two past perfect progressives in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    With the meaning of as, because, yes. I would put a comma after company.
    1. 'Since' with the meaning of 'a particular time in the past' looks okay to me.
    2. No comma, if you ask me.

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    Re: since or because; two past perfect progressives in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    1. 'Since' with the meaning of 'a particular time in the past' looks okay to me.
    2. No comma, if you ask me.
    My question was about the sentence in the first post. What do you think? Sounds OK?

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