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szamoca
Hungary

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Dear Colleagues,

When he has finished his studies he decided to become an artist.

When he had finished his studies he decided to become an artist.

Is there  a difference between these sentences?

Thanks

9 May 2012      



ueslteacher
Ukraine

The first one is incorrect bc the main clause has the verb in past simple, so in the subordinate clause the verb (which indicates the action prior to the one in the main clause) should be in past perfect not in present perfect. 


Sophia

9 May 2012     



szamoca
Hungary

Thank you.

9 May 2012