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    kssujith2005 is offline Newbie
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    Difference between 'was told' and 'had been' told ?

    what is the difference between was told and had been told ?
    I mean look at these two sentences

    I was told that..........

    I had been told ..............

    What is the difference ........?

    Can anyone help me..?

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    Mad-ox is offline Key Member
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    Re: Difference between 'was told' and 'had been' told ?


    Both sentences are in the Passive voice. The former is in the Past Simple while the latter is in the Past Perfect.


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