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    The patient died before the doctor had arrived

    Happy March,

    [1] We can use the past perfect to describe the first of two actions. With before we have a number of possibilities, according to the speaker's viewpoint:
    (A) The patient died before the doctor had arrived.
    (B) The patient had died before the doctor had arrived.
    What is the speaker's viewpoint in (A) and (B)
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    [2] Why 'is' not 'are' is used:
    There (is) an emotional component and a logical component.
    Only happiness and joy (is) outpouring from the experience
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    [3] Which is correct :
    A) It’s a while since I’ve done a recommendation
    B) It’s been a while since I did a recommendation
    Can the present perfect be used after ‘since’ ,and the present simple before since.

    Have an awesome day,

    Gamal

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    Re: The patient died before the doctor had arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by gamaldivine View Post
    Happy March, Thanks, but this is not a natural greeting.

    [1] We can use the past perfect to describe the first of two actions. With "before" we have a number of possibilities, according to the speaker's viewpoint:

    (A) The patient died before the doctor had arrived.
    (B) The patient had died before the doctor had arrived.

    What is the speaker's viewpoint in (A) and (B)?
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