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    got some doubts about the previous post

    "It was long since I had last seen her and if someone had not mentioned her name I hardly think I would have recognized her."

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    "It's been a long time since I last saw her, and If someone had not mentioned her name I hardly think I would have recognized her."

    If we say this at the beginning of a sentence, is it correct?

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    Re: got some doubts about the previous post

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "It was long since I had last seen her and if someone had not mentioned her name I hardly think I would have recognized her."

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    "It's been a long time since I last saw her, and If someone had not mentioned her name I hardly think I would have recognized her."

    If we say this at the beginning of a sentence, is it correct?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I don't think either is correct. Try this:

    "It had been a long time since I last saw her, and if someone had not mentioned her name, I think I would have hardly recognized her."

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    Re: got some doubts about the previous post

    And this brings us back to where we were when we discussed this on another thread only yesterday, Ostap

    Why not read through all the posts in that other thread, and think about them a little before you just fire off more random questions.

    What precisely was the point you did not understand before? Try to make your precise difficulty clear. If you don't, you are just going to waste the time of people who don't realise that they are repeating what we did just one day ago.

    As you well know, Ostap, a new post puts you at the head of the queue again. Please realise that there are other members who would like the chance to get their ocasional questions answered.

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    Re: got some doubts about the previous post

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I don't think either is correct. Try this:

    "It had been a long time since I last saw her, and if someone had not mentioned her name, I think I would have hardly recognized her."
    Suppose you throw in "well..," so it might work?

    The original sentence is presumably from "The luncheon" by W.S. Maugham. Why would he use that kind of the grammar structure?

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    Re: got some doubts about the previous post

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you throw in "well..," so it might work?

    The original sentence is presumably from "The luncheon" by W.S. Maugham. Why would he use that kind of the grammar structure?
    "It's been" sounds wrong to me. I think the past perfect must be used. But I'm unable to explain why.

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