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    MsNyree is offline Member
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    Auxiliary verbs

    If you are speaking about something you have already done, is it all right not to use the auxiliary verbs had, has, and have.

    For example,

    I had decided to go with Jennifer to the party.

    Or

    I decided to go with Jennifer to the party.

    Are both sentences correct?

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    Re: Auxiliary verbs

    Both are correct - it depends on the context :
    I decided to go to the party.
    I had decided to go to the party with Jennifer (after all), but then I found out she had asked someone else! I shouldn't have hummed and hawed so much in the first place.
    Last edited by David L.; 27-Mar-2008 at 19:05.

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