I had learned it at the last meeting

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keannu

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I think one-tense-prior rule is not that strict, so "had learned" here can be replaced by "learned" only, right?

gz45)I didn't laugh at the joke because I had learned it at the last meeting.
 

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... had heard, not had learned.

You could use simple past, but the past perfect sounds more natural to me.
 
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