Emad Ragheb posted:

What is the right choice in this sentence :"l (knew /had known) him for ten years when he died in 2000. 

Hello, Emad,

The past perfect is the correct choice in that sentence. To see this, it may help you to see the sentence with the "when"-clause fronted:

  • When he died, in 2000, I had known him for ten years.

I have set off "in 2000" with commas because the phrase is nonrestrictive. He only died once, and that was in 2000.

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