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    #1

    It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    I think "had won" is correct, but is "won" possible?

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    #2

    Re: It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    Had won.

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    Re: It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    "That was the last time that I saw her."── quoted from my Oxford dictionary.

    Why is "saw" used instead of "had seen" here?

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    Re: It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    Quoted in what context?

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    Re: It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    The following is the context.

    To talk about the first or the last time you do something, use the first/last time (that) I ... : This is the first time (that) I've been to London. ◇ This is the first time for me to go to London. ◇ That was the last time (that) I saw her.

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    #6

    Re: It was the third time that he won/had won the game.

    I keep thinking you can only win a game once.

    It would make more sense to me as 'It was the third time that he had won the championship.'

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