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How many people had won the Nobel peace prize since it started in 1901?

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How many people had have won the Nobel Peace Prize since it started in 1901?

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CJ

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Thank you so much, could you tell me why you chose "have" in that question?

The past perfect (with 'had') should be used only when you have already established a time in the past through a context, sometimes with other sentences, and you want to say that something happened before that time.

When you use a "since" clause, you're talking only about what happened after a certain time, that is, how many people won that prize after 1901.


But you could say this, for example:

The great recession started in 1929. How many people had won the Nobel Peace Prize before then?

CJ