Alyosha Radyuk
Past Simple vs Past Perfect. What would be the right tense in the following sentence? a) Yesterday I talked to the guy I interviewed last week b) Yesterday I talked to the guy I had interviewed last week Thank you
Nov 13, 2019 6:09 PM
Answers · 5
Either is fine. Which one I would use would depend on the context. How does this sentence fit in the conversation? How long was the interview?
November 13, 2019
Yesterday I talked to the guy I interviewed last week
November 13, 2019
Past perfect sounds better in this context. The second sentence.
November 13, 2019
Yesterday I talked to the guy I interviewed last week. I think that the second one is also correct, but more commonly used in novel writing? :)
November 13, 2019
Yesterday I spoke to the guy I had interviewed last week, although both are common.
November 13, 2019
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Alyosha Radyuk
Language Skills
Belarusian, English, Japanese
Learning Language
Belarusian, English