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  1. Unregistered
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    differnce between had and has

    Please tell me the diferrence between the following sentences
    I came from london yesterday
    I had come from london yesterday

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    Re: differnce between had and has

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Please tell me the diferrence between the following sentences
    I came from london yesterday
    I had come from london yesterday
    "I came from London yesterday" is correct. It's Past simple(indefinite) tense. You can't say "I had come from London yesterday" because "had come" is Past Perfect. You must say like this: I had come from London when you visited me yesterday. So the difference between these sentences is that they are used in different tense forms and that's why they can't be associated with the same time-word "yesterday" which is typical to the Past simple only.

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    Re: differnce between had and has

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I had [just] come from London when you visited me yesterday. So the difference between these sentences is that they are used in different tense forms and that's why they can't be associated with the same time-word "yesterday" which is typical to the Past simple only.
    Additionally, it works because you also married two event in time.

    The past perfect (HAD + past participle) connects two events in time. The event that happened first is the one that carries the past perfect verb.

    Ex: I had (just) come from London when you visited me yesterday.

    1st event: I came from London
    2nd event: You visited me, yesterday.

    All the best.

    Note, you need not add in "just" as I had. It just sounds clearer to me that way.

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