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    past tense question in Winston Churchill's book

    I'm reading a book called "My early life" by Winston Churchill.

    "I was working in the saloon of the Indiaman, and had reached an exciting point in my story."


    I'm confused of the order of these two events. So, he reached an exciting point and then he found himself working in the saloon? Or it's the opposite?

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    Re: past tense question in Winston Churchill's book

    It seems by this text that he had been working in the saloon and then had reached an exciting point in his story.

    I hope this helps!
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    Re: past tense question in Winston Churchill's book

    Welcome to the forum, gookenhaim.

    The default font size is adequate.

    Please note the correct way to ask questions in normal text:

    So, he reached an exciting point and then he found himself working in the saloon? Or it's the opposite?

    So did he reach an exciting point and then find himself working in the saloon? Or is it the opposite?

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