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We were surprised by his friendly invitation considering he had not talked to us much since [we'd met/ we met]

Which option is correct? And is the sentence natural?

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Hi guys,

We were surprised by his friendly invitation considering he had not talked to us much since [we'd met/ we met]

Which option is correct? And is the sentence natural?

Both are OK. I'd just say 'since we met', because the sequence of events in the sentence is clear (First, we met him. After that, he didn't talk to us much. After that, we got the invitation.)

You could change 'he had not talked' to 'he has not talked', meaning that the lack of talking has continued since the invitation. However, the original query did not ask us to consider changing that part of the sentence.

Best wishes, Clive
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New2grammarWe were surprised by his friendly invitation considering he had not talked to us much since [we'd met/ we met]

We were surprised by his friendly invitation considering he had not talked to us much since we met.

The sentence sounds fine to me.

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Yoong Liat, could you tell me why 'had' is not needed? The fact is, they met before receiving the invitation
New2grammarYoong Liat, could you tell me why 'had' is not needed? The fact is, they met before receiving the invitation

On second thoughts, the sentence should be 'We were surprised by his friendly invitation considering he has not talked to us much since we met.' (has instead of had)
I'm interested in knowing what the natives have to say. Anyone?
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