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  1. rock-onn's Avatar
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    #1

    past perfect tense

    Just see this example.

    From 2010 to 2013, I used to practice chess and then I stopped playing. Today, I went to a chess training program. I realized that what I had learned in three years was nothing compared to what I learned today.

    I realized that what I had learned in three years was nothing compared to what I learned today. Is this correct?

    I have doubt on the part "in three years"? What is the right words to use there?

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    Re: past perfect tense

    I find all of it correct except the beginning. If you specify the actual time period for which you did something, don't use "used to".

    I played chess from 2010 to 2013 but then I stopped playing.


    If you don't specify the years, "used to" is OK.

    I used to play chess but I stopped a few years ago.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: past perfect tense

    Is it possible to say "what I had learned for 3 years"?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: past perfect tense

    That's not natural for me. The original "what I had learned in​ three years" is fine though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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