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    Past perfect/past time

    1) After some time I decided to post my question on MB and what I saw? It closed 10 mins ago!

    Is the sentence correct or should the past perfect be used somewhere?

    2) After some time I had decided to post my question on MB and what I saw? It had closed 10 mins ago!

    Is it better now?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Past perfect/past time

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    1) After some time I decided to post my question on MB and what I saw? It closed 10 mins ago!

    Is the sentence correct or should the past perfect be used somewhere?

    2) After some time I had decided to post my question on MB and what I saw? It had closed 10 mins ago!

    Is it better now?

    Many thanks.
    They are both wrong I'm afraid. This is possible "After some time I decided to post my question on MB, and what did I see? It had closed ten minutes before."

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    Re: Past perfect/past time

    Thank you very much!

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