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What is the difference between these two sentences?

I took my car to the garage because it wasn't working properly. This means that at that moment my car wasn't working properly.

I took my car to the garage because it hadn't been working properly. This means that over a period of time it had not been working properly.

Am I correct?

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    In English for words like hadn't we use the apostrophe or single-quote on the keyboard: ' You're using the backtick, which breaks the formatting of your question.
    – stangdon
    Apr 5 '18 at 16:34
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You're correct.

It hadn't been working emphasizes that the car had issues for a longer period of time.

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    It means that up until the time he took it to the garage, it had not been working right.
    – Lambie
    Apr 5 '18 at 16:44

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