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    Guru Drona.

    Hi guys,

    Please check. "He promises guru Drona that he will take trainibg from the man who had trained guru dronaor who trained guru Drona". I want to know whether we can use "Past perfect" just after "Present simple or contunuoes" or not.

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    Re: Guru Drona.

    You can use either the past perfect or the simple past there.

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    Re: Guru Drona.

    OK so we can use "Past perfect" after present. There is no problem in that.

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    Re: Guru Drona.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    OK so we can use "Past perfect" after present. There is no problem in that.
    You can if the sentence makes sense and is otherwise grammatical. As long as you understand that my saying that you may do it (in your example) doesn't mean that you will always be able to use the past perfect after the simple present tense. My point is: your sentence above is grammatical, and there is no rule in grammar that prevents the use of the past perfect after the present tense.

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    Re: Guru Drona.

    Is it safe to use past simple. Past simple can be ised without any issue?

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    Re: Guru Drona.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it safe to use past simple. Past simple can be ised without any issue?
    Geez, tufguy, I honestly can't tell you that it's safe to do anything unless I know you understand the contextual issues, which I'm not convinced of yet. But no, the past simple cannot be guaranteed to be usable "without any issue" in an unstated context which may require some other tense.
    I know you've left out a clause or two in your question. Let's see if you can phrase your real question in a way which is answerable without having to make assumptions. It would be good practice in putting yourself in the reader's position and asking yourself, "Have I supplied sufficient information for the reader to know what I mean?"

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