Student or Learner
Can you help, please. I can't understand why do we use Past Simple instead of Past Perfect in the following sentence:
-Did you find the papers you were looking for?
-Yes, they WERE on my desk all the time.
Why don't we say "they had been on my desk all the time"?
We can and sometimes we do.
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