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    past perfect

    Hi guys,

    How to use "Had been doing snd had done with since".

    1) we had been waiting for the bus when we realised it had been more than 2 hours since we had left home.

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    #2

    Re: past perfect

    "We were waiting for the bus when we realised it was more than 2 hours since we had left home."

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    #3

    Re: past perfect

    But what about my formation I just want to know whether we have to use "past simple or past perfect" after since.

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    Re: past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But what about my formation I just want to know whether we have to use "past simple or past perfect" after since.
    Did I use past simple or past perfect after "since"?

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    #5

    Re: past perfect

    But I have read on many siites that if we use past perfect in the first part we don't have to use past perfect in the second part like "I hadn't met him since I left the school".

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    #6

    Re: past perfect

    I didn't meet him since I had left my school.

    Note that we use "the" before "past simple" "present perfect" etc.

    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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    #7

    Re: past perfect

    Please help native speakers

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    Re: past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I didn't meet him since I had left my school.
    That's not natural, Boris.

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    #9

    Re: past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    But I have read on many siites that if we use past perfect in the first part we don't have to use past perfect in the second part like "I hadn't met him since I left the school".
    "We had been waiting for the bus when we realised [that] it had been more than 2 hours since we had left home."
    There are four clauses there. The tenses are: past perfect progressive, simple past, past perfect, past perfect.
    "The second part" doesn't mean anything in relation to that sentence. What you have read is probably true in the context for which it was written.

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