past perfect simple (report of statements)

past perfect simple (report of statements)

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Point 75 in the category of PAST is defined as:

Past perfect simple to report statements, where the main verb in the reporting clause is in the past simple.

_vvd * * had _vvn

1 TOLD HIM WHAT HAD HAPPENED 256
2 SAID THAT HE HAD SEEN 187
3 TOLD THEM WHAT HAD HAPPENED 184
4 TOLD HER WHAT HAD HAPPENED 174
5 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD ENTERED 140
6 SAID THAT HE HAD HEARD 130
7 KNEW THAT I HAD FOUND 119
8 DECIDED THE TIME HAD COME 115
9 TOLD ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED 109


ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD SIGNED

  Fortune
In 2016, Intel announced that it had signed an agreement to transfer a 51% stake in McAfee to the investment firm TPG for $1.1 billion.

11 SAID THAT HE HAD RECEIVED 96
12 FOUND OUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED 95
13 ASKED HIM WHAT HAD HAPPENED 92
14 FELT LIKE I HAD LOST 87
15 KNEW THE TIME HAD COME 86
16 SAID THAT THEY HAD SEEN 86
17 SAID THAT SHE HAD SEEN 81
18 SAID THAT HE HAD MADE 76
19 KNEW THAT I HAD MADE 72
20 SAID THAT HE HAD COME 69
21 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD REACHED 68
22 KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HAD HAPPENED 65
23 FELT THE TIME HAD COME 65
24 SAID THAT HE HAD SPOKEN 65
25 REALIZED THAT I HAD MADE 65
26 REALIZED THAT I HAD FORGOTTEN 64
27 SAID THE TIME HAD COME 63
28 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD ACQUIRED 62
29 FELT LIKE I HAD FOUND 61
30 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD RECEIVED 54
31 SAID THAT HE HAD FOUND 54
32 SAID THAT HE HAD GONE 52
33 TOLD ME HE HAD SEEN 51
34 ASKED HER WHAT HAD HAPPENED 51
35 SAID THAT HE HAD TAKEN 50
36 FELT LIKE I HAD KNOWN 49
37 SAID THAT HE HAD TRIED 48
38 REPORTED THAT THEY HAD EXPERIENCED 48
39 ASKED ME WHAT HAD HAPPENED 48
40 FELT LIKE I HAD FAILED 47

announced (5)
experienced (1)
felt like (4)
reached (1)
realized (2)
reported (1)
signed (1)

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