Can there be two verbs in the past perfect tense in a reported speech?
Someone said, "...the past perfect progressive and past perfect tenses don't change in reported speech after a past-tense verb. This happens because in English, there isn't a tense that is "more past" than the past."
Which reported speech is correct in the following example?
He said, "They had finished the work when I arrived."
1) He said that they HAD FINISHED the work when he HAD ARRIVED.
2) He said that they HAD FINISHED the work when he ARRIVED.
Thanks for your help.