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Past perfect not being used in casual speech?

In casual speech, people have numerous clues to meaning. Moreover, if something is unclear in speech, there is an opportunity to ask a clarifying question. Therefore, strict application of differences ...
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How to use the past perfect continuous tense appropriately?

With no other context, there is no reason not to use the first. Don't use past perfect just because some action occurred after some other action. But the second is grammatically correct too. You use ...
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