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Last week, I was walking and I noticed that my foot was beginning to hurt. Earlier that day, I had walked/walked to the supermarket but nothing hurt.

Question 1: Can I use both the past perfect and the past simple after "earlier that day"? Are both equally correct?

Question 2: Can I just continue using the past simple with "but nothing hurt" even if I use "had walked" because it's enough to just have one past perfect?


Thank you.

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Necrophagist

Last week, I was walking and I noticed that my foot was beginning to hurt. Earlier that day, I had walked/walked to the supermarket but nothing hurt.

Question 1: Can I use both the past perfect and the past simple after "earlier that day"? Are both equally correct?

Question 2: Can I just continue using the past simple with "but nothing hurt" even if I use "had walked" because it's enough to just have one past perfect?

1) Both tenses are OK, but the past perfect is much better in my opinion because the sentence is about a time before the past time of the previous sentence.

2) Yes. 'but nothing hurt' is OK. Nevertheless, 'had hurt' would not be wrong.

CJ