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    realized that she saw him before



    - . . . and then she realized that she saw/had seen him before.

    I know 'had seen' is OK, but I would like to ask if we can use the simple past in the above sentence or not. I think it sounds weird.


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    Re: realized that she saw him before

    In most contexts I can think of, only the past perfect seems natural to me.

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