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    When I took exam...

    Please check.

    When I took my driving test I was so absent-minded that I couldn't even recognize myself. Of course this influenced on me badly and finally I hadn't passed/didn't pass.

    Which is correct "hadn't passed" or "didn't pass"?

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    Re: When I took exam...

    "Didn't pass" and you need to remove "on" after "influenced".

    It influenced me a lot.
    It had a huge influence on me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When I took exam...

    On what principle or set of rules would you choose the past perfect here, el77?
    There are circumstances in which "hadn't passed" could be easily justified with a few changes to your scenario.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Dec-2013 at 14:55. Reason: Fixing typo

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