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    Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.

    Hi,

    Would like to know which of the following sentences is correct.

    1) Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.
    2) Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha had attempted the question.
    3) Vani had revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prapasup View Post
    Hi.

    I would like to know which of the following sentences is correct.

    1) Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.
    2) Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha had attempted the question.
    3) Vani had revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.

    Thanks in advance. Unnecessary. Thank us after we help you, by clicking on the "Thank" button.
    As you can see above, of those three, only #3 is correct. However, you failed to suggest the most likely option:

    Vani revealed the answer before Neha had even attempted the question.

    Note that I have moved "even" to a more natural position.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Apr-2021 at 19:39. Reason: Fixed typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.

    Hi,

    Thanks for correcting the sentence. I have another doubt. Doesn't 'Would like to..' imply 'I would like to.. '?

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    Prasanti

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    Re: Vani has revealed the answer even before Neha attempted the question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prapasup View Post
    Thanks for correcting the sentence. I have another doubt question. Doesn't 'Would like to ...' imply 'I would like to ...'?
    Maybe it does to some, but omitting the subject of a sentence is far too casual a practice for a forum like this which insists on the use of standard English.

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