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    sequence of tenses

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I have observed the sequence of tenses in the following self made sentence?

    He had
    consequently been invited five times to take part in the discussion and finally he agreed with reluctance.


    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V
    Last edited by vil; 06-Jan-2011 at 20:09.

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    Re: sequence of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    He had * been invited five times consequently to take part in the discussion and finally he agreed with reluctance.
    Yes.

    Your version is OK, but I would put 'consequently' where I have put the asterisk.

    Note that this is also acceptable: He was consequently invited five times .... and finally agreed... ,

    as is (depending on the context): He had consequently been invited ... and had finally agreed ... .

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