Past perfect help

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Past perfect help

Post by elvor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:38 pm

"It had hurt then, but had sent me into the direction that I had needed to follow."

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In this sentence, someone is talking about a past before the past. (relating in a past).

So, how many times must we use "had" at the verbal compositions.

Is the sentence correct?

Please correct any mistake if there is one, and explain why.

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Re: Past perfect help

Post by Alan » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:30 am

Grammatically possible/acceptable as written, but the third 'had' is redundant.