Can you provide us with some context?
Student or Learner
I'm familiar with this sentence "I told you."
Can i say with the same reference "I had told you." If not, could you please suggest me where i can use this sentence.
Last edited by rajan91; 05-Sep-2015 at 20:58.
Take a simple example:
M1- Sorry I forgot your name. Can you please tell me again.
M2- How can you forget it, I told you my name or I had told you.
That's only relevant in reported speech.
A: What's your name?
A: Would you like a drink, um, ...? I'm really sorry, I've forgotten your name.
B: How can you have forgotten it already? I told you it less than ten seconds ago!
A asked B what her name was. She told him it was Sarah. A then asked her if she wanted a drink but said he had forgotten her name. She said she was surprised that he had already forgotten it because she had told him it was Sarah less than ten seconds earlier.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
On your way home from the office party:
I can't believe you called my boss by the wrong name after I'd told you his name over and over!
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
What about this sentence-
"I understood what he had wanted to say". I think sentence should be correct because the action of "saying" takes first place than the action of "understanding". Please explain to me it is correct or not.
Last edited by rajan91; 07-Sep-2015 at 15:59.