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Hi my friends! I'm a little bit confused about the use of recently with the past perfect. I know that recently is usually used with the present perfect but is it correct to use it with the past perfect in this example:

"I received your letter last week. Thank you for he postcard. You said you had seen Angela recently, but you didn't say how she was."

Thanks a lot for your help.
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Hello, Nizar - and welcome to English Forums.

'Recently' appears with 'had seen' in your sentence because it is reported speech.

'You': 'I've seen Angela recently.'

Reporting: You said you had seen Angela recently.