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A.This tree (be) was planted by the settlers who (found) founded our city over four hundred years ago.

B. This tree (be) was planted by the settlers who (found) had founded our city over four hundred years ago.

According to a grammar website ,correct answer is A,"founded", but i think it should be "had founded" because first ,the city was found and then, the tree was planted. Am I wrong here ?

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The phrase who founded our city identifies that particular group of settlers, rather than saying anything about the order in which things happened.

Compare:

The tree was planted in 1620 by the settlers who had founded the city a year earlier.

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