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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    which is better ?

    Hello there


    which is better in this sentence :


    I saw him before 1990

    or


    I had seen him before 1990


    and way ?


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    Re: which is better ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.al7b View Post
    Hello there



    which is better in this sentence :


    I saw him before 1990

    or


    I had seen him before 1990



    and way ?
    I had seen him before 1990 is better

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    #3

    Re: which is better ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.al7b View Post
    Hello there


    Which is better in this sentence :


    I saw him before 1990.

    or


    I had seen him before 1990.


    and why ?
    Both could be correct, depending on context.

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