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    #1

    When the car arrived, she was still packing

    Should I say:"When the car arrived, she was still packing", or "When the car had arrived, she was still packing."
    I feel like the first one is correct, but I want to be sure.
    Also, should I say:"He's had that song made for him", or "He had that song made for him".
    Kind of think that the first one is a better choice since the time is not specified and the results are still visible.
    And another one:"They've left many good reviews", or "They left many good reviews."
    The first one seems, again, like a better choice, mostly because the time is not specified and they will probably leave some good reviews in the future too.
    What do you think?

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    #2

    Re: Just need help to check something

    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyOne View Post
    What do you think?
    I think that you should ask one question at a time.

    Should I say:"When the car arrived, she was still packing", or "When the car had arrived, she was still packing."
    I feel like the first one is correct, but I want to be sure.
    The first sentence is correct.

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    #3

    Re: When the car arrived, she was still packing

    Welcome to the forum.

    I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: When the car arrived, she was still packing

    Please ask your other questions in separate threads with titles specific to each.

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    #5

    Re: When the car arrived, she was still packing

    Remember to put a space after every colon.
    I am not a teacher.

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