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    Unhappy sequence of tenses

    Is this weird to you to hear, (a)"Did you know about this before you take the test?" as a native speaker?
    The situation is that this person knew some tips for the test that you didnít.
    Is it better to say (b)"Did you know it before taking the test" or (c)"Did you konw it before you took the test".

    This is a question I got from one of my friend, I personally think there's not much difference between these...




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    Re: sequence of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    Is it wierd for you to hear (a) "Did you know about this before you take the test?" as a native speaker?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tack View Post
    The situation is that this person knew some tips for the test that you didn’t.
    Is it better to say (b)"Did you know it before taking the test" or (c)"Did you know it before you took the test"?

    This is a question I got from one of my friends. I personally think there's not much difference between these.

    (a)"Did you know about this before you take the test?"
    ^ this is certainly wrong and should not be used.

    Options (b) or (c) are both acceptable.
    Last edited by Tullia; 13-Aug-2010 at 13:32.

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    Re: sequence of tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post


    (a)"Did you know about this before you take the test?"
    ^ this is certainly wrong and should not be used.

    Options (b) or (c) are both acceptable.
    You are definitely the kind of teacher I need. Thank you so much.

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