Past perfect or not
Hello, me and my girlfriend have an argument about the usage of past perfect tense. Can someone help please? Which of the following is correct to say:
Dont worry, I had tested it before posting.
Dont worry, I tested it before posting.
The gerund, posting, is tenseless; so, both are equally correct. (Don't be tempted to argue the point about who is "more wrong" or "more correct".)
Had you used the simple past for the posting part, you'd have needed the past perfect for the testing part:
Dont worry, I had tested it before I posted (it).
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