past perfect simple (report of statements)

past perfect simple (report of statements)

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.

*This point overlaps B1. So we might surmise that ‘said’ and ‘told’ are B1 and other reporting verbs might be B2 within this structure.


A search in iWeb for:

_vvd * * had _vvn

5 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD ENTERED 140

 

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.

21 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD REACHED 68

28 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD ACQUIRED 62

30 ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAD RECEIVED 54

38 REPORTED THAT THEY HAD EXPERIENCED 48

96 CONFIRMED THAT IT HAD RECEIVED 30

125 CLAIMED THAT HE HAD SEEN 25

146 MENTIONED THAT HE HAD SEEN 23

156 STATED THAT HE HAD MADE 22

171 REPENTED THAT HE HAD MADE 20

176 CONFESSED THAT HE HAD KILLED 20

185 TESTIFIED THAT THEY HAD SEEN 20

195 EXPLAINED THAT HE HAD COME 19

202 REVEALED THAT SHE HAD SUFFERED 19

247 ADDED THAT HE HAD SPOKEN 16

248 ADMITTED THAT HE HAD USED 16

264 WROTE THAT HE HAD RECEIVED 16

272 INDICATED THAT THEY HAD USED 15

 

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