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    past or past perfect or the two

    I want to ask this question .Which one is true ? : After the Police arrived The man opened the garage
    After the Police had arrived The man opened the garage

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    Re: past or past perfect or the two

    Hello sufi12, and welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by suffi12 View Post
    I want to ask this question. Which one is correct? true ? : After the police arrived, the man opened the garage.
    After the police had arrived, the man opened the garage
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    Note my corrections above.

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    Re: past or past perfect or the two

    Quote Originally Posted by suffi12 View Post
    I want to ask this question .Which one is true ? : After the Police arrived The man opened the garage
    After the Police had arrived The man opened the garage
    Both sentences are correct with the punctuation and capitalization corrections Teechar suggests. They are true if the event happened the way it is described. They are false if the man opened the garage before the police arrived or if he never opened it at all.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 06-Oct-2017 at 15:51. Reason: Bold another adjective.
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    Re: past or past perfect or the two

    Thank You. I understand

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    Re: past or past perfect or the two

    Quote Originally Posted by suffi12 View Post
    Thank you. I understand.
    Note my corrections above. However, please note that there is no need to write a new post to say "Thank you" or to indicate that you understand. Simply click on the Like and/or Thank buttons in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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