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    think/thought

    A man made a joke in very bad taste one minute ago.

    I talked with my friend:
    1. I thought his joke was in very bad taste.
    2. I think his joke was in very bad taste. (Is it correct?)

    Thank you.


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    Re: think/thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    A man made a joke in very bad taste one minute ago.

    I talked with my friend:
    1. I thought his joke was in very bad taste.
    2. I think his joke was in very bad taste. (Is it correct?)

    Thank you.

    If the joke was told that recently, you're making a comment about it almost directly afterwards, and it's still how you feel, then I would use "think". However, after the evening is over and you're on your way home, if you referred back to that joke, I would use "thought".

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    Re: think/thought

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If the joke was told that recently, you're making a comment about it almost directly afterwards, and it's still how you feel, then I would use "think". However, after the evening is over and you're on your way home, if you referred back to that joke, I would use "thought".
    Thanks emsr2d2

    Imgine a man and a woman is having a chat now.

    Woman: What are you thinking right now?
    Man. I was thinking whether I had enough money to buy a new car.(Actually, he wants to buy a new car)
    Man: I am thinking whether I have enough money to buy a new car.

    Which of the above sentences are correct?
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 10-Dec-2011 at 02:54.

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