What's the difference between :
I have not sent this email.
I had not sent this email.
I usually get confused in had/have. And I might have used them incorrectly many times. Can someone explain what to use when with some examples?
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I have not sent the email
means that, as of right now, the email is not sent. If someone asks you the question: "Have you sent the email?", this is your response.
I had not sent the email
means that, at some point in the past, based on the context of the conversation, the email was not sent. If someone asked you: "did you send the email before the deadline yesterday?", this would be your response.