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    #1

    Which is correct?

    Dear all,

    Can you identify which sentence is correct out of these two:

    1. I don't know her. I've never met her before.
    2. I don't know her. I'd never met her before.

    Thanks,

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    #2

    Re: Which is correct?

    The first one is correct.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Welcome to the forum, nouamaneer.

    Without more context, only the first seems acceptable.
    Last edited by 5jj; 28-Nov-2013 at 14:46. Reason: typo

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Moderator,

    That was my answer. But I need to check it as the second answer was included in a textbook tests master of an international publisher. I was a bit shocked to discover such a mistake.

    Thanks,

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    #5

    Re: Which is correct?

    You cannot use the past perfect tense this. The first one is correct.

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: Which is correct?

    Oh, I thought there weren't any answers.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    You cannot use the past perfect tense
    You can, in the right context.

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    #8

    Re: Which is correct?

    I saw your comment, but I couldn't think up any context.
    If the sentence was: "I didn't know her. I had never met her before" then I would say that we can use the past perfect.



    You took my interest. Can you show the right context please?

    Thanks in advance.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    A: I saw you talking to Patsy Postule at the party last night. Is she a friend of yours,
    B: Patsy Postule? Who's she?
    A: The girl in the purple leotard.
    B: Oh her! She was just admiring my cummerbund. I don't know her. I'd never met her before.

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    #10

    Re: Which is correct?

    nouananeer, please note that a better title would have been I've/I'd never met her before.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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