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Perfect vs. Simple (Flying Horse)

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The king sat in his room crying because people had told him his son was dead.
The king sat in his room crying because people told him his son was dead.
The king sat in his room crying because people had told him his son had been dead.

“The king of Persia has sent me to bring the princess to him on the flying horse”.
“The king of Persia sent me to bring the princess to him on the flying horse”.

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Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2016/08/26 18:52

1. The king sat in his room crying because people had told him his son was dead.
2. The king sat in his room crying because people told him his son was dead.
3. The king sat in his room crying because people had told him his son had been dead.
4. “The king of Persia has sent me to bring the princess to him on the flying horse”.
5. “The king of Persia sent me to bring the princess to him on the flying horse”.

1. Король ревет от новости, что его сын мертв. Люди, которые сообщили королю новость знают эту новость от кого-то и сами не были очевидцами смерти принца.
2. Король ревет от новости, что люди (все время) говорят о смерти его сына.
3. Король ревет от новости, что его сын мертв. Люди, которые сообщили королю новость сами были очевидцами смерти принца. Надежды на возвращение сына нет.
4. Король отправил меня забрать принцессу… (фраза по сути означает “отдайте мне принцессу…”) адресована охраннику принцессы.
5. Король отправил меня забрать принцессу… (фраза информирует, куда я направляюсь, и адресована прохожему).

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