Reply to "Past perfect or past simple"

Ahmed Abdelhafeez posted:

Hello,

"She worked in the customer complaints department until she .............last week."

A- retired       b- had retired

I think (A) because of (last week)

Yes, that's right, Ahmed.

Another reason not to use the past perfect there is that we wouldn't want to use the past perfect in the "until"-clause with the simple past in the main clause.

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