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    Is Past Perfect usage appropriate in this sent.

    I was wondeing if Past Perfect can be used for an action that occured at a specific time. For example

    I had seen him in America in 2006.

    I know that Past Perfect is generally used to express something that had happended before something else happened.

    For eg.
    I had seen him in 2006 before he died in 2007.

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    Re: Is Past Perfect usage appropriate in this sent.

    Quote Originally Posted by saidon View Post
    I was wondeing if Past Perfect can be used for an action that occured at a specific time. For example

    I had seen him in America in 2006.

    I know that Past Perfect is generally used to express something that had happended before something else happened.

    For eg.
    I had seen him in 2006 before he died in 2007.
    No, you cannot.

    I seen him in America in 2006.
    I had seen him before he died in 2007.

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    Re: Is Past Perfect usage appropriate in this sent.

    Quote Originally Posted by saidon View Post
    I was wondeing if Past Perfect can be used for an action that occured at a specific time. For example

    I had seen him in America in 2006.

    I know that Past Perfect is generally used to express something that had happended before something else happened.

    For eg.
    I had seen him in 2006 before he died in 2007.
    No.

    I saw him in America in 2006.
    I saw him in 2006 before he died in 2007.

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