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    Default Why did you say that I look/looked old?

    Why did you say I look / looked old?

    Which verb should I use?

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    Default Re: Why did you say that I look/looked old?

    Either. This is the question about backshifting in reported speech that crops up regularly. Backshifting is always acceptable, but it is not necessary if the situation reported is still true at the moment of reporting.

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