Please assist and explain which verb to be is the most appropriate for the following sentence:
John __________ soccer training in the afternoon. Then he walked home.
b) has received
c) had received.
I choose (c).
ok - why not (a) which would match for tense?
Sorry, I am unsure. Both (a) & (c) are past tense and both seems appropriate.
Listen up, people, you're going to confuse poor Hi5!
It's a good question, and Anglika's answer is right. Hi5, go with it.
Do you 'pass' soccer training, like you pass an exam?
A person can 'receive' training, though (and not to disparage sport), 'receive training' is mostly used for more work-related activities. In sport, isn't it more, "John did his soccer training..."?
However, the sentence structure is, "John ___training..." with no pronoun.
In the sentence, 'John did this' (training) and then 'he did that'. The order in which the actions occurred follows in a logical sequence.
So - what is the speaker's perspective that he would choose to use the Past Perfect tense, instead of Simple Past Tense?