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With reference to the sentence 'where had you gone that summer?' ..would the french translation be the same if the sentence was ' where did you go that summer ' or 'where had you been that summer?' 
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Hi Susan,

Where had you gone that summer? = Où étiez-vous allés cet été-là?

Where had you been that summer? Où aviez-vous été cet été-là? 

Both sentences use the pluperfect tense and mean the same thing but the first one is more elegant.

Where did you go that summer? = Où êtes vous allés cet été-là?

This sentence is in the passé composé in French.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The English sentence has the purpose to get you to use the same time in the French translation, for practice purposes. Usage of tenses in French and English are similar in some instances and differ in others. But, generally, you would need some context to determine the proper tense to use.

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With reference to the sentence 'where had you gone that summer?' ..would the french translation be the same if the sentence was ' where did you go that summer ' or 'where had you been that summer?' 

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