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    He had hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks

    Hi. I want to ask you a question, which is linked with the past perfect and the past simple.
    Somewhere on the Internet I saw such examples and I don't know if they are correct.
    1. He had hurt/hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks.
    2. The museum occupied the building where the art gallery had been/was.

    In these examples the past perfect was appropriate.
    Thx

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    Re: He had hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner1999 View Post
    Hi. I want to ask you a question, which is linked with the past perfect and the past simple.
    Somewhere on the Internet I saw such these examples and I don't know if they are correct.
    1. He had hurt/hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks.
    2. The museum occupied the building where the art gallery had been/was.

    In these examples the past perfect was appropriate. (This isn't a question.)
    Thx Thanks
    #1 should say 'at home' instead of 'at house', but is otherwise correct with the past or past perfect. Formally, the number '3' should be written out. You could remove the second 'he' as well.

    #2 is correct with either the past or past perfect. I probably prefer the perfect.
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    Gunner1999 is offline Junior Member
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    Re: He had hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks

    So you can either use the past simple or the past perfect and it's still correct? Of course I'm talking about this example.

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    Re: He had hurt his back and he had to stay at house for 3 weeks

    That's what Skrej said.

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