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Where did you go when I came to your home in the morning?

a) I went to the Market .

b) I went to the market when you came to my home.

b1) You came to my home when I went to the market.

c) I had gone to the market when you came to my home.

Which answer is correct?Why?

I Would like to prefer b or b1 because I just want to give him information of being gone to market.

  • I was at the market when you came... - simple! – Maulik V Oct 4 '18 at 6:57
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a and b are both alright.

c is okay as well, if you had already left by the time that person came to your home.

b1 is a variant of b, but a really weird one since it's highlighting the wrong thing, as though it's trying to answer a different question.

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a is correct. The verb is at past tense simple - went- describing an action that happened in the past, and the time is specified in the morning.

c is correct. The 1st verb is at past perfect simple - had gone - describing an action that happened before another past action - you came.

I would say b is not correct since both actions are at past tense simple, meaning they would be happening at the same time - which in this case is kind of ambiguous, i went to the market - i was leaving the house but then you came - which would imply that we met so I didn't actually reached the market because i met you. As @Maulik V♦ commented out, you could say I was at the market when you came... which would be perfectly acceptable - both actions could be happening at the same time - i was at the market and you came.

b1 is just the same case as b, doesn't matter if the phrases have been switched around.

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