Kai
English grammar Hi friends which one is right? I did not know that my hand had touched her hand. I did not know that my hand has touched her hand.
Nov 14, 2019 10:28 AM
Answers · 4
"... had touched her hand" if the contact was before the moment under discussion. Example: "After the meeting, she told me not to touch her again. I didn't know that I had touched her hand." "... was touching her hand" if the contact was at the moment under discussion. Example: "During the meeting, she told me not to touch her again. I didn't know that I was touching her hand." "... has touched" is incorrect because "I didn't know" refers to a past moment.
November 14, 2019
Thank you
November 17, 2019
I interpret them to mean different things. One talks about the event as it happened in the past. One talks about the event as it's still happening.
November 14, 2019
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