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    My friend joined an institute.

    "In year 2013 one of my friends came to my house regularly. He fell in love with a girl so he stopped coming to my house regularly. He had started going to an institute for one year" or "he had been going to an institute for last one year" or "he had joined an institute one year before. where he taught people".

    Please check.
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    #2

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    I would say:

    He got himself a girlfriend, so he stopped coming to my house regularly.

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    #3

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    "He had started going to an institute for a year." NO

    "He had been going to an institute for at least one year." YES

    Americans would probably say "a year" instead of "one year".

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    #4

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Try:

    He had joined an institute one year before. He taught classes there.

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    #5

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Try:

    He had joined an institute one year before. He taught classes there.
    What is the way to correct this? "He had starting going to an institute" you are saying I cannot use "for" after this. Can we use "since"? I would like to know that what is the way to tell others that he had been going to an institute for a year but using "past perferct" not "past perfect contineous?"

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    #6

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Three things.

    What is there to correct? I gave you an excellent suggestion. And it is in the past perfect tense (had joined).

    Don't use:

    He had starting going...

    That form doesn't exist in English.

    I am a little confused. What do you want to use "for" after? Or "since"?
    Last edited by Tarheel; 27-Jun-2016 at 12:02. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #7

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Could you mean that he had been working at an institute for a year before he stopped coming to see you as he had met a girl?

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    #8

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Starting with "In 2013" is more natural than "In the year 2013".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Three things.

    What is there to correct? I gave you an excellent suggestion. And it is in the past perfect tense (had joined).

    Don't use:

    He had startimg going...

    That form doesn't exist in English.

    I am a little confused. What do you want to use "for" after? Or "since"?
    I wanted to write "he had started". Typo error.

    I want to use "for" or "since" to denote time limit like "for one year" or "since june".

    I was just wondering that we can use "had been doing" here but can "had done" be used here as well like for this sentence "he had been going to an institute?
    Last edited by tufguy; 27-Jun-2016 at 08:39.

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    #10

    Re: My friend joined an institute.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could you mean that he had been working at an institute for a year before he stopped coming to see you as he had met a girl?
    Yes.

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