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    Question When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    Which sentence, or sentences is / are correct?


    A. When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.
    B. When I visited her last month I noticed that she was sick.
    C. When I visited her last month I noticed that she is sick.

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    I consider 'had been' and 'was' to be correct, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    Actually, I hope that "C" in incorrect :)
    Maybe someone else can confirm my assumptions.

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    I would not use 'is' even if she is still sick now, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    I not sure, but I think that use of 'was' suggests that she is still sick now and use of 'had been" suggests that she isn't sick now.
    but I am not a teacher. :)

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    A says she was no longer sick when I visited her.

    B says she was sick when I visited her. It says nothing about whether she is still sick now.

    C is incorrect.

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    Quote Originally Posted by XomosX View Post
    I not sure, but I think that use of 'was' suggests that she is still sick now and use of 'had been" suggests that she isn't sick now.
    but I am not a teacher. :)
    How could you have foretold, when you visited her last month, whether she would/would not be sick a month later?

    I think (1) is not logical. How could you have known that somebody had been sick just by "noticing", without being told?
    Last edited by tedmc; 29-Sep-2015 at 15:17.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: When I visited her last month I noticed that she had been sick.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How could you have foretold, when you visited her last month, whether she would/would not be sick a month later?

    I think (1) is not logical. How could you have known that somebody had been sick just by "noticing", without being told?
    For instance: drugs were all over her apartment

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