Which one is correct statement?

  1. Last year also I have not received any increment, or
  2. Last year also I had not received any increment

Both statements are suggesting that one has not received any increment last year. Correct me if I am wrong.

My questions are:

  1. Which sentence is correct?
  2. Is the time expression "Last Year" correct to use in the sentences?
  3. "Had" is used to suggest past of Past. But the second sentence does not suggest that what has happen after he had not received increment?

    E.g. 2013__I have not received increment___2014 (Till the time)______________
         2013__I had not received increment___(Second Past?)___2014 (Till the time)_________

1 Answer 1


If you want to say that you haven't received any increment since last year, you can change the sentence 'a' as "I haven't received any increment since last year.".

If you simply want to imply that you didn't receive any increment this year as well as last year, you can use "(I didn't receive any increment this year.) Last year also, I hadn't received any increment.".

Time expression "Last year" is correct.

  • The simplest of all for last year is "I didn't receive an increment last year, either". We don't need a past perfect.
    – tunny
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 13:09

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