wasn't invited/ hadn't been invited

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joham

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The following is one of China's provinces' college entrance examination questions:
--George and Lucy got married last week. Did you go to their wedding?
--No, I _____. Did they have a big wedding?
A. was not invited B. have not been invited
C. hadn't been invited D. didn't invite

The given answer is C. But I would think the past perfect was not very necessary because the listener wouldn't be mixed up. I'd like to have chosen A. Am I right?

Could I ask native English speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.
 

David L.

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The more of these questions from that exam you post, the more I realize I would fail their entrance exam!

I agree with you. Most native speakers would reply, "I wasn't invited" - a simple statement of fact. You receive an invitation in the mail, or you don't.
 
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