I have difficulty understanding the usage of the English Past Tenses. Here's the first sentence and a picture which shows the state and the action in time:
I was kind to them for a month before I became angry.
Is this sentence grammatically and logically correct?
- Doesn't it require the Past Perfect tense for the main clause to indicate that the state precedes the action?
- Is the Past Perfect tense optional (not necessary)?
- Or is it just grammatically incorrect to use the Past Perfect tense here, like this: "I had been kind to them for a month before I became angry"?
I had (already) been hungry for 3 hours when she fed me.
And my last question:
Would it be correct and mean the same, if it were like this: "I was (already) hungry for 3 hours when she fed me"?