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    suddenly realize

    Please check out the following sentences.

    1. When class started, I suddenly realized that I forgot to do my homework.
    2. My teacher was angry at my laziness and had me stand in front of the class.
    3. How embarrassed I was !

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    Re: suddenly realize

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences.

    1. When class started, I suddenly realized that I forgot to do my homework.
    2. My teacher was angry at my laziness and had me stand in front of the class.
    3. How embarrassed I was !
    They're all OK, though I'd write "I suddenly realised that I had forgotten ..." because this sentence has all the requirements for the use of the past perfect:
    - one thing happening before another, both in the past
    PLUS
    - the two events being logically related.
    PLUS
    - an absence of adverbs, such as "before, last night", which would make the past perfect unnecessary.

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