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    Post Difference was and had been

    I know both are in passive form and was is used in simple past and had been in past perfect. But not very clear when to use what.E.g

    There had been an accident the day before
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    There was an accident the day before

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    Re: Difference was and had been

    Quote Originally Posted by NavneetK View Post
    I know both are in passive form and was is used in simple past and had been in past perfect. But not very clear when to use what.E.g

    There had been an accident the day before
    OR
    There was an accident the day before
    If you search the site for threads on "past perfect", you'll find this question (or similar) answered many times and rather comprehensively.

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