It’s good to see you, again. I have a question regarding a sentence that I might use. Simply is it grammatically correct?
" I did not win first place, but at least I had been nominated- /to"
" I did not win first place, but at least I was nominated-/to"
In my opinion, the 1st ex is correct because I am talking about a 2nd earlier time. However, what do you think about my statement?
Secondly is the usage of “to” proper at the end of the sentence?
The first one indicates that “I” was nominated before the announcement of “not win first place” takes place, whereas in the second one the nomination could take place both before or after the announcement.
In my opinion, the first one more clearly states the time frame, though the second one is more commonly used nowadays.