Could the present perfect be used as a RT for another earlier event?
"What you have just written about the time line and the interruptions of the past perfect, I had already made it into a chart"
If not, I mean if the above sentence is incorrect, would this be fine?
"What you have just written about the time line and the interruptions of the past perfect, I already made it into a chart"
Finally, I think I could write the first sentence as follow:
"What you have just written about the time line and the interruptions of the past perfect, I had already made it into a chart before you brought it up"
The RT in the last example is "brought it up" but I would like to know if I could use the first example as it is written above.
From the quick Google search I did using "present perfect as reference time", I think the answer is probably wrong because I got nothing! But who knows, it might be a matter of wording.
The question came up on this page: Alluding to already Narrated Past Simple events in Past Perfect
Update: The first time I wanted to write to DT I wrote it like below but then the questions above arose. What do you think of it too? Thanks DT for your comments below.
"What you have just written about the time line and the interruptions of the past perfect, I have already made it into a chart"
Update 2 I'll check StoneyB's link when I get some time. Currently I'm busy with studying Conditionals. However, meanwhile I am leaving the conversation & the text below for future reference.
NEAL-CONAN: Mark, how's it going?
MARK: Things have been going much better now since I have gotten off active duty. My wife and I have actually had a son, and I think we're better now than we were. Well, I know we're better than we were. So it's - we did a complete 180, and, you know, I couldn't be happier with it.
NEAL-CONAN: Thanks very much for the call, glad to hear it.
MARK: Thank you.
Source: Cycle Of Deployment Strains Military Marriage 2012, NPR_TalkNat via COCA Corpus
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