Can I use Past Perfect 3 times in a sentence?

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Can I use Past Perfect 3 times in a sentence?

Post by Backtrax » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:22 pm

I would like to know if it is at all OK to use the Past Perfect 3 times in a sentence. This seems strange to me but I have seen it with my own eyes and I would really like some clarification. Please help 😊.

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Re: Can I use Past Perfect 3 times in a sentence?

Post by Joe » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:43 am

There is no law that says you can't use it a million times in one sentence.

But it would be better if you provided an example or two, please.
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Re: Can I use Past Perfect 3 times in a sentence?

Post by Joe » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:45 am

I hadn't been advised that the rain had already stopped before they had left.
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Re: Can I use Past Perfect 3 times in a sentence?

Post by Backtrax » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:20 pm

Thanks. Most helpful 😊

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