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  1. #1
    rita_b is offline Junior Member
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    I had told you not to go there

    Hello Teachers,

    1. I had told you not to go there but you didn't listen to me

    2. I told you not to go there but you didn't listen to me

    which one is correct?

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    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
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    Re: I had told you not to go there

    #2 would be correct with a final punctuation mark.

    #1 is wrong because you have used the past perfect tense without a good reason.

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    Re: I had told you not to go there

    Aren't they both correct? We just don't know why #1 uses the past perfect without context.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I had told you not to go there

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Aren't they both correct? We just don't know why #1 uses the past perfect without context.
    Without context, I tend to judge them on their merits as stand-alone sentences.

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