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ilonaa

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French France
Hi everybody!

Could you tell me which sentence is correct please:
- She tried to get in touch with you all day yesterday
- She had tried to get in touch with you all day yesterday

What is the difference? Both are good or false?
Thank you !
 
  • tepatria

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    She tried - we do not know whether or not she succeeded.
    She had tried - infers that she did not get in touch and gave up, but usually would not be used in this context. It sounds awkward.
     
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