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    Past Perfect?

    That was the first time I had seen a lion. or That was the first time I saw a lion.
    Which one is correct? If both, does it make a difference?

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    Re: Past Perfect?

    That was the first time I had seen a lion. I had never seen one before that time.

    That was the first time I saw a lion. The second time I saw a lion was two years later...

    Does this help you?

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    Re: Past Perfect?

    Yes, it does help. Thanks for being so quick.

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    Re: Past Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    That was the first time I had seen a lion. or That was the first time I saw a lion.
    Which one is correct? If both, does it make a difference?
    They both mean I had never seen a lion before that time.

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