I was taking a course about time clauses when I got confused about when I should use the Past perfect tense in the main clause.
According to the lesson, we should use Past Participle in the main clause when using these conjunctions : Before, Until, By the moment ; and it sounds logical when the time clause is of course in simple past. But according to the correction of the exercises in Interchange 3 book and some YouTube videos, I discovered that we can choose to not use the Past perfect tense when using "Before", and it will be still correct !
Could you explain to me how it's correct to not use the Past perfect tense even if the action in the main clause happened before the one in the time clause ?? In the example below, the correct answer for me is : "Before I got a job, I HAD BEEN completely broke".