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    The pupil claimed that ... when the incident happened / had happened.

    The pupil claimed, "I was in the canteen when the incident happened."

    The above sentence is reported as follows:

    The pupil claimed that he had been in the canteen when the incident happened / had happened.

    Should I use the verb 'happened' or 'had happened'?

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    Re: The pupil claimed that ... when the incident happened / had happened.

    The pupil claimed that he had been in the canteen when the incident happened / had happened.

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