I haven't spoken with him yet and last week I couldn't speak with him because by t

farhankhan2007

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Hello all,

Can we use present perfect tense and past perfect in the same sentence, does this sound natural?

1) I haven't spoken with him yet and last week I couldn't speak with him because by the time I called him he had already left for office.
2) I haven't spoken with him yet and last week I couldn't speak with him because by the time I had called him he already left for office.

Many thanks
 

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