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    'ever since' in the past

    Hello here

    Which of the following sentences are correct?
    Kevin’s car had been making a very curious noise ever since it ran out of petrol.
    Kevin’s car made a very curious noise ever since it ran out of petrol.
    Kevin’s car was making a very curious noise ever since it ran out of petrol.
    And can I use past perfect in the 2nd part? like this:
    Kevin’s car made a very curious noise ever since it had run out of petrol.
    to emphasize Kevins car was out of petrol..

    Thanks.

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    Re: 'ever since' in the past

    Welcome to the forums, NDQuattro. Only "Kevin’s car had been making a very curious noise ever since it ran out of petrol" is correct.

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