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1. I was told about the accident last night. is it correct or incorrect?

2. I had been told about the accident last night. is it correct/incorrect?

3.any difference between 'was told' and 'had been told'? i am confused.. please.. help me... Emotion: sad
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Both sentences are fine. #2 relates the telling to some other, more recent past event that is not mentioned in this sentence.
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Mister Micawber, is the second sentence correct indeed? As far as I know we should use Past Simple if there are such words like yesterday, last week, an hour ago, etc in a sentence. Last night amounts to saying last week, as I understand. Hence, the second sentence seems incorrect to me. Am I wrong? Emotion: sad
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The sentences as they stand are both grammatically correct. As I said, #2 requires an additional reference to another event outside the sentence, for example:

I had been told about the accident last night. Still, it slipped my mind until you just reminded me.

It is always dangerous to judge the 'correctness' of isolated statements; that is why you will hear me calling for context so often.
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