past perfect vs past simple

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muhammadhn

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Which one of the following sentences is grammatically correct? And please provide an explanation for your answer

''When we met he was...|actually, entirely lovely''
''When we met he had been...|actually, entirely lovely''
 

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Neither is correct.

The symbol "|" is not a recognised punctuation mark and full stops are missing.

The past simple is correct.

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The past simple is correct.
I agree, but ''When we met he was..., actually, entirely lovely'' is not natural English. We do not refer to people as being entirely lovely.
 
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