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    Past perfect/past simple + present perfect

    a. You had agreed to send the check two weeks ago, but it hasn't arrived.

    b. You agreed to send the check two weeks ago, but it hasn't arrived.

    Is there any reason why the past perfect would be used here and not the past simple?

    Source: http://genius.com/Amy-tan-mother-tongue-annotated

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    Re: Past perfect/past simple + present perfect

    I would use the simple past. The timing sequence of the events is clear.

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