I came across the following exercise:
complete with one word
There was a man who ____ ice-skating so much that he ____ to make a crude skate with wooden wheels to use during the ____ (unrelated but warm or warmer?) months
I chose the verbs "love" and "decide" respectively however I felt like I should say "had loved *** so much he decide to.." because one action (or rather state of mind) later affects the other
- Is it correct or a completely unrelated use of the tense?
- Is "love" a stative verb?