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