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    Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Is this sentence okay to use to native English speakers? Thank you so much as usual.
    Last edited by sky3120; 08-Oct-2012 at 08:57. Reason: Changed the question

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    #2

    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Yes, it's fine to say that. In writing, change '2' to 'two' (read more about that here).

    Rover
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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    "I am proud that I had worked for the company for two years." is okay to use then?

    And "I am proud of having worked for the company for two years" is possible? Thank you so much as usual.
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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    "I am proud of having worked for the company for two years."

    That is not only possible but greatly preferable.

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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    ex) "I am proud of having worked for the company for two years."

    1) I am proud that I have worked for the company for two years.

    2)
    I am proud that I had worked for the company for two years.

    I think that 1) and 2) can be the example sentence and we should figure it out in context. Do you agree with this?

    Thank you so much for your time and help as usual.

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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    ex) "I am proud of having worked for the company for two years."

    1) I am proud that I have worked for the company for two years.

    2)
    I am proud that I had worked for the company for two years.

    I think that 1) and 2) can be the example sentence and we should figure it out in context. Do you agree with this?

    Thank you so much for your time and help as usual.
    #2 doesn't work.

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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

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    #2 doesn't work.
    You can make it work by adding three words:

    I am proud of the fact that I have worked for the company for two years.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Thank you so much and the structure of "I am proud that I had worked for the company for two years." is never possible? However, if he had worked for the company for two years long time ago and he just wants to tell how proud he is now with the fact. Can we say the sentence?

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    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Thank you so much and the structure of "I am proud that I had worked for the company for two years." is never possible? However, if he had worked for the company for two years long time ago and he just wants to tell how proud he is now with the fact. Can we say the sentence?
    No. Even if you worked there 30 years ago, if you start with "I am proud" then you would simply say "I am proud that I worked for the company for two years".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Before I came here, I had worked for the company for 2 years.

    Thank you and I have learned that although we have to say that I had lived in England for 5 years, we tend to say that I lived in England for 5 years and both are acceptable and have the same meaning. What do you think? Thank you for your time and help.

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