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    Past Perfect Simple VS Continuous: context

    Hello,

    Are the Past Perfect Simple and the Past Perfect Continuous used correctly in the following sentence?

    Joanne was overjoyed when her long-time boyfriend had finally proposed. They had been dating since college and only moved in together last year.

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    Nawee

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    Re: Past Perfect Simple VS Continuous: context

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Joanne was overjoyed when her long-time boyfriend had finally proposed. They had been dating since college and only moved in together last year.
    She was overjoyed when he proposed. She may have been overjoyed that her boyfriend had proposed.
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    Re: Past Perfect Simple VS Continuous: context

    So if I change from "when" to "that", "had finally proposed" is OK?

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    Re: Past Perfect Simple VS Continuous: context

    Yes.

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