Are the tenses in this sentence correct?

Oggi ho visto la mia amica Amanda che non vedevo da molto tempo.

Would this version be better?

Oggi ho visto la mia amica Amanda che non avevo visto da molto tempo.

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    The first sentence is ok. The second one sounds too English: a native wouldn't use it, but nonetheless everyone would understand you anyway. If the person you're talking to knows Amanda, or if s(he) knows that you have a friend called Amanda, it would be more natural to say "Oggi ho visto Amanda... non la vedevo da un sacco (di tempo)"
    – Bob
    Jul 10, 2022 at 12:56


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