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Are these two sentences correct?

A: He got married before he had graduated from college.

B: He was married before he had graduated from college.
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Yes, A is the act of getting married and B is the state of being married.
AnonymousAre these two sentences correct?

A: He got married before he had graduated from college.

B: He was married before he had graduated from college.

It should be:

A: He got married before he had graduated from college.

B: He was married before he had graduated from college.

because graduation comes after gerring married, in these examples.
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AnonymousAre these two sentences correct?

A: He got married before he had graduated from college.

B: He was married before he had graduated from college.
I have to disagree with GG on this one. I think that "had graduated from college" would be used to indicate that the graduation happened before the marriage....that's the general use of the past perfect. I think both A and B require the simple past in that verb. At any rate, in case I'm really wrong here, what I see as a problem can be avoided by using "before graduating from college".
I was looking more at the "got married" and "was married" aspect of the sentence. I agree that there is no need for the past perfect. I guess was assuming something happened after the "had graduated" but still in the past from our reference point of today.
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Grammar GeekI was looking more at the "got married" and "was married" aspect of the sentence. I agree that there is no need for the past perfect. I guess was assuming something happened after the "had graduated" but still in the past from our reference point of today.

I find it amazing how often we allfocus on one aspect of a questioner's post and completely overlook something that we might also have corrected. Emotion: wink It then relieves me to learn that we don't really disagree with each other, after all. Emotion: left hug
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Hi guys,

Well, the problem is to decide what is meant by 'Is this correct?'

eg Does it mean that the grammar is correct? That you could say this if the context was suitable? That you could say this sentence in isolation?

The sentence in this example meets the first two conditions but not so much the third.

It's not always clear how best to respond.

Best wishes, CliveEmotion: smile
He was married before he had graduated from college. or

He was married before he graduated college.
Hi,

He was married before he had graduated from college. or

He was married before he graduated college.

With 'before' here to make the sequence of events clear, you don't need Past Perfect.

I suggest 'He got married before he graduated from college'.

Best wishes, Clive
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