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    learnt or learn, thanks teachers!

    I (learnt or learn) that if you fight with others, you will get hurt and be punished.

    Thanks soooo much for advising, teachers

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    Re: learnt or learn, thanks teachers!

    I suppose you'd like us to explain which of the words in parentheses is the most appropriate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Help Wanted
    I (learnt/learned or learn) that if you fight with others, you will get hurt and be punished.
    Without more context, either would be fine. It depends on the context....

    Context 1:
    By attending school, I continue to learn valuable lessons about life. I learn that if you fight with others, you will get hurt and be punished. I learn that motivation is key to success.

    Context 2:
    Last year, I learnt/learned many new things while attending school. I learnt/learned that if you fight with others, you will get hurt and be punished. I learnt/learned that motivation is key to success.

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    Re: learnt or learn, thanks teachers!

    I'd say that without further context, I'd prefer the present perfect.

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