which one is correct

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Something had happened there, I don't know what?
Something had happen there, I don't know what?
 

blacknomi

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Something had happened there, I don't know what it was.

Perfect tense
have/had + present participle
 

Casiopea

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Anonymous said:
Something had happened there, I don't know what?
Something had happen there, I don't know what?

Comma splice
Something had happened here (Sentence 1),
I don't know what (Sentence 2).

Try,

A. Something had happened here; I don't know what (it was).
B. Something had happened here. I don't know what (it was).
C. Something had happened here and I don't know what (it was).
 

Francois

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shane said:
Francois said:
Isn't the past perfect "dangling" here?

I hope it doesn't drop. ;)
I guess this is FRC-speak ;-)
I meant can the past perfect be used when it is not tied to a precise event in the past (usually marked by a simple past clause) ?

FRC
 
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