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Met vs has met vs had met Options
Indra Jit Rai
Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:38:48 PM

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I am just confused which one is correct?

1-He ‘met’ me yesterday.

2-He ‘has met’ me yesterday.

3-He ‘had met’ me yesterday.
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:09:12 AM

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Indra Jit Rai wrote:
I am just confused which one is correct?

1-He ‘met’ me yesterday.

2-He ‘has met’ me yesterday.

3-He ‘had met’ me yesterday.


For this sentence, only the first one is correct. The simple past is all you need.

2 would not be said and

3 would be used only if the wording is changed to say something different, such as telling a story about his meeting you before something else happened.
georgew
Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:31:17 AM

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Indra Jit Rai wrote:
I am just confused which one is correct?

1-He ‘met’ me yesterday.

2-He ‘has met’ me yesterday.

3-He ‘had met’ me yesterday.




#1 is grammatically correct and common.

#3 is grammatically correct but uncommon.

#2 is not correct.

Romany
Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:53:45 AM
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Indra -

One of the things we continually tell learners is that "CONTEXT" is everything.

As George says, both 1 & 3 are fine and could be used - in different situations. In fact, even No. 2 - though it sounds dodgy - could be fine in the right conditions, exactly as is (i.e. with the quotation marks around 'has met'.)

It really helps if, next time you have a problem, you could indicate how/where the sentence comes from; and what it is you think it means; or where you'd like to use it?

Sound confusing? IT isn't:...just glance at the ways some of the other posters phrase their questions and you'll understand what I mean. (I hope!)
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