he read/ he had read

Did he have the necessary information to understand the lecture?

1) He said he read the relevant material before coming.

2) He said he had read the relevant material before coming.

 

3) He said he read the relevant material before.

4) He said he had read the relevant material before.

 

I see three possibilities here:

a) He read the relevant material a short time before the lecture in preparation for it

b) He read the relevant material a short time before the lecture but not in preparation for it

c) He read the relevant material a long time before the lecture

 

Which of the sentences 1-4 correspond to which of the cases a-c?

Gratefully,

Navi

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