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  1. B45
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    Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old coll

    One of my friends decide to quit his job to start his a new business. He tells me:

    Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old colleagues I had met when I was in New York.

    Can the past perfect be used here?

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    Re: Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old

    It's not natural. There is no reason to use it.

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    Re: Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's not natural. There is no reason to use it.
    So just: Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old colleagues I met when I was in New York.

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    Re: Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    So just: Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with my old colleagues I met when I was in New York.
    Yes. I'd leave out 'my'. You're already qualifying 'colleagues' once with "that I met in New York". They are obviously 'your' colleagues that you're referring to.
    "Starting a new business has given me the opportunity to get in touch with old colleagues I met when I was in New York."

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