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    This is my first post:
    what is the more correct; our teacher has promised us or had promised us or just promised us ?
    in the context of talking about a past event (long time ago)

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    Re: Grammar

    Welcome to the forum, Nevan.

    Can you see the difference in these examples -

    Our teacher has promised us a class trip. I hope he doesn't forget.

    Last week, our teacher promised us a class trip.
    When I was at school fifty years ago, our teacher promised us a class trip.

    We went on a class trip last term. Our teacher had promised us the term before that he would take us.


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