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  1. Banned
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    #1

    After I worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.

    1. After I had worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.
    2. After I worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.

    Hello,

    Is #2 correct or not?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: After I worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    1. After I had worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.
    2. After I worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.

    Hello,

    Is #2 correct or not?

    Thank you.
    I'd say not. This is the type of sentence that the past perfect was made for.
    But I don't expect that everyone will agree.

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    #3

    Re: After I worked with Jake for a few weeks, I felt I knew him pretty well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd say not. This is the type of sentence that the past perfect was made for.
    But I don't expect that everyone will agree.
    I wouldn't say that #2 was incorrect - 'after' establishes the sequence of events fairly clearly.

    However, I do feel that the past perfect is far more natural.

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