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    Those were old-fashioned methods.


    Can one use this sentence if the methods weren't old-fashioned at the time, but are old-fashioned now?

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    Default Re: old-fashioned

    Quote Originally Posted by azz
    Those were old-fashioned methods.


    Can one use this sentence if the methods weren't old-fashioned at the time, but are old-fashioned now?
    I think a lot will depend on the entire contest but to be on the safe side you can add one little phrase at the end to dispel any doubts:

    Those were old fashioned methods by today's standards.
    or
    By today's standards these were old fashioned methods.

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