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Dear Ted,

Please indicate if the following sentence is grammatically correct (“had” been made):
“Please let me know once the changes had been made.”

Thank you,
Leonardo

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Dear Leonardo:

I hope you received my comments about your resume.

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Please indicate if the following sentence is grammatically correct (“had” been made):
“Please let me know once the changes had been made.”

*** In order to use the past perfect tense [had been made], you must have two events that
occurred in the past.  Your sentences do not have two event.

The correct form is the PRESENT PERFECT tense:  Please let me know once the changes HAVE BEEN MADE.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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