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Question:

Of the following, which version of the sentence is correct grammatically?

A I had seen her before, but yesterday was the first time I saw her indoors.
Explaination

The past perfect tense of the verb “to see” is “had seen.” The past tense of the verb is “saw.” Thus “had saw”, and “I seen”, are both incorrect constructions. The present perfect tense also uses “seen,” e.g., “I have seen her before.” However, because the second clause is in the past tense, the first clause should be past perfect to reflect earlier times than yesterday. (“I have seen her before, but today is the first time I see her indoors” would be correct.)