He <had cleaned><cleaned> the car...<had mown><mowed> the lawn...

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JJXR

Senior Member
Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Sample sentences:

1. He had cleaned the car and had mown the lawn, and now he sat at the table to drink beer.

2. He cleaned the car, mowed the lawn, and sat at the table to drink beer.

Question:

Have I used the correct tenses in both sentences?


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • JJXR

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Thanks Englishmypassion.
    I'd delete the second "had" in your first sentence and change "mown" to "mowed", (simple past).
    I don't understand why. The word "mown" should be used. Even though you have removed the second "had" the first "had" remains, so it should be followed by a past participle.
     
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