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    Past Perfect/Past Simple

    Hi, can we use both Past Simple and Past Perfect in this sentence? If yes, which one would you go for? Thanks.
    1. He declared himself bankrupt after a business venture had failed.
    2. He declared himself bankrupt after a business venture failed.

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    Re: Past Perfect/Past Simple

    They mean the same to me.

    I could use either.

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