[Grammar] Temporal Grammar Question

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WilliamRota

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Hello, I have a doubt on following structure:'' wondered
whether he dared tell her he'd heard the name 'john'."
Would't it be necessary to use 'would' instead of a simple past?
 

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Welcome to the forum, William. :hi:
''He wondered whether he dared tell her he'd ( = had) heard the name '[STRIKE]j[/STRIKE]John'."
Would'nt it be necessary to use 'would' instead of a simple past?
No, it's not necessary.
 
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