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past simple and past perfect

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Apr, 2015 01:45 am
The wind was blowing more strongly than before and the waves were higher and more terrible than they .... a) were B) had been

which answer would you choose? Personally, I think the right answer might be B) had been I am not sure of my opinion though. If I am wrong feel free to correct me,please.
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Reply Thu 23 Apr, 2015 02:17 am
@ificouldreturnit,
ificouldreturnit wrote:

The wind was blowing more strongly than before and the waves were higher and more terrible than they .... a) were B) had been

which answer would you choose? Personally, I think the right answer might be B) had been I am not sure of my opinion though. If I am wrong feel free to correct me,please.


b) is correct. The past perfect requires two events or states for a comparison.
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Reply Thu 23 Apr, 2015 05:49 am
Either one could work:

The wind was blowing more strongly than before and the waves were higher and more terrible than they were the week before.

The wind was blowing more strongly than before and the waves were higher and more terrible than they had been the night before.
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 03:22 am
I am grateful to both of you for your helpful replies. All the members in this forum are really kind and nice people.
FBM
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 03:25 am
@ificouldreturnit,
You're welcome. Hope it was helpful. Smile
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