I have a problem with this question:
Steve __________ to the manager after lunch the day before. A. spoke B. was speaking C. had spoken D. has spoken
If I have a sentence like the following one, I have to use had done for the verb used in Past Simple.
Steve spoke to the manager after lunch yesterday.
So, I will have a new one with Reported Statements:
Steve had spoken to the manager after lunch the day before.
However, as far as I have checked the meanings of each choice, I think there is no other verb used in past simple form like He said that so I don't think had spoken is a good choice. For me, this one is better:
Steve spoke to the manager after lunch the day before.
Am I wrong?