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    past perfect?

    The boy asked his mother where she was born / had been born.

    Please, tell me which tense is correct.

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    Re: past perfect?

    The second is certainly correct, but we all use the first most of the time.


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    Re: past perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    The second is certainly correct, but we all use the first most of the time.
    Either form fits.

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