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Is this sentence right?"As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning to him."

 

I think it should be " As soon as he got into the car, I said good morning to him." Can you tell the difference?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Category: Language

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    Your version is correct. There is no need for past perfect here - the actions are simultanious

    I totally agree with Andriy - your version is the correct one. The original one doesn't make much sense!

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    Both answers are right: "As soon as he got into the car, I said good morning to him" is correct and is more commonly used . In order to say "As soon as he had got into the car, I said good morning to him", you would need to change it a little bit to "As soon as he had gotten into the car, I said good morning to him."

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