[Grammar] past or past perfect or the two

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suffi12

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I want to ask this question .Which one is true ? : After the Police arrived The man opened the garage
After the Police had arrived The man opened the garage
 

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Hello sufi12, and welcome to the forum.
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I want to ask this question. Which one is correct? [STRIKE]true ? :[/STRIKE] After the police arrived, the man opened the garage.
After the police had arrived, the man opened the garage
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Note my corrections above.
 

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I want to ask this question .Which one is true ? : After the Police arrived The man opened the garage
After the Police had arrived The man opened the garage

Both sentences are correct with the punctuation and capitalization corrections Teechar suggests. They are true if the event happened the way it is described. They are false if the man opened the garage before the police arrived or if he never opened it at all.
 
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Thank you. I understand.

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