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The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something occurred before another action in the past.

For examples:

1) He had seen such a beautiful place before he went to India.

2) He had never seen such a beautiful place before he went to India.

In (1) past perfect takes place 1st before past simple. I have a doubt in (2), which takes place
1st either past perfect or past simple? please could you clarify my doubt?

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In #1, the action of 'seeing' took place before he went to India.

In #2, what you might call the action of 'never seeing' took place before he went to India.

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When we talk about the past, we can talk about actions that happened, and also about actions that did not happen.

The Past Perfect refers to the past up to some point in the past. Consider this example. eg He had never seen such a beautiful place before 2005.

Note also that the word 'before' makes the sequence of events clear to native speakers, so we often just use Simple Past. eg He never saw such a beautiful place before 2005.

However, the following example without 'before' requires Past Perfect. He went to India. He had never seen such a beautiful place.

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Because of the adverb "never" the action not takes place, then how could you say past perfect takes place 1st?

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Sorry for disturbing you unnecessarily but I need clarity of using these sentences with past perfect.

"I saw a movie before I came here that I had never seen." vs " I had never seen such a movie before I came here". are these have same meaning?