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posted by John .
1. I am glad because my dog gives birth to four puppies.
2. I am glad because my dog gave birth to four puppies.
3. I was glad because my bog gave birth to four babies.
4. I was glad because my dog had given birth to four babies.
(Which expressions are correct and commonly used? Thank you for your help.)

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elina
the 2nd one does, but u wouldn't have to use because

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GuruBlue
#1 is not correct English.
The other three are correct and commonly used. 
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PsyDAG
Typically newborn dogs are not called babies, so #2 is the best version. Babies are usually assumed to be human.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking. 
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elina
YEAH # 2 IS THE BEST ONE OUT OF 3
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