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    Posted by Rora (U15532701) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    Hello!

    I have a question while I was studying Grammar in use .

    Here is a problem sentence :

    In last night's final Mark Peters defeated Ed Myers in three sets.
    It was the first time in six attempts that Peters ___?____ the world champion.

    Well, in the text book , it says that " It was the first time + had P.P", but when I looked up the answer sheet , its answer is written on as " have P.P"

    Thanks.


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    Posted by Hattie (U14841294) on Sunday, 9th December 2012

    "It was the first time in six attempts that Peters had defeated the world champion." is correct.

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    Posted by Carlos (U15342475) on Monday, 10th December 2012

    Remember if we use had + p.p. we are using the pluperfect, which is used t when we want to show that one past event happened earlier than other past event. and when we use have + p.p. we are using the present perfect so that's the reason for their answer.

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