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    Question A sentence

    "The website that had hosted the translation has since been taken offline."

    As I understand, this sentence says that "the website has been taken offline since that event", the that-event being mentioned previously. Is that right?

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    Re: A sentence

    I think you have it...
    The website was taken offline at some point in time after it hosted the translation.

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    Re: A sentence

    Thanks, Barb_D. My question is:

    Is it a common usage? For example, may I say: "The guy who had drunk two liters of wine and had made a terrible mess in the pub has since been taken to the police station"?

    Nyggus

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    Re: A sentence

    You sure can.

    The girl who was once a huge fan of baseball has since become an even bigger fan of football.

    You have it exactly.

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    Question Re: A sentence

    Am happy to hear it. Though one thing left to discuss: in your example you used the simple past and in both examples of mine the past perfect was used. Does it make any difference?

    Thanks!

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    Re: A sentence

    I don't believe it does. I prefer the simple past but the past perfect is both understandable and (in my opinion) equally appropriate, since you are referring to a time before a time in the past.

    Others may have different thoughts on the simple past vs. past perfect issue though, and I'd love to hear them as well.

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