Puzzle: a hint

Last month I set the following puzzle. Here is a sequence of 11 consecutive instances of ‘had’: had had had had had had had had had had had

Can you punctuate this sequence to turn it into a perfectly valid English text?

Here is a hint. John and Tom had each written a sentence for their teacher, who had approved of John’s sentence.

Can you see how to do it? I will give another hint on 14 May. I’ll post the answer on 21 May.

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