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    #1

    had missed the chance / missed the chance

    Mr C. was a very honourable man. He donated large amounts of money to a school for illiterate adults who had missed the opportunity to learn to read when they were young.

    Is it grammatically correct to use the simple past ("missed") instead of the past perfect ("had missed") in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: had missed the chance / missed the chance

    It's possible.

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    Re: had missed the chance / missed the chance

    I'd stick with the past perfect because missing the opportunity occurred before the adults would attend the school.
    I am not a teacher.

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