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    Default Re: reduce pricing, I am open to offers?

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    That is my initial. Since I gave you my reply within the body of your post, I had nothing to write in the reply box. But you have to write something or the post can't be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That is my initial. Since I gave you my reply within the body of your post, I had nothing to write in the reply box. But you have to write something or the post can't be made.
    Why don't you say "But I have to write something or the post can't be made."

    The whole paragraph was using "I", why is "you" needed for the last sentence?

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    Why don't you say "But I have to write something or the post can't be made."

    The whole paragraph was using "I", why is "you" needed for the last sentence?
    The last sentence applies to everyone. It uses the impersonal 'you'. It doesn't mean you, goodstudent. It means, "One has to write something or the post can't be made."
    If I was talking about myself, I would have written, "But I had to write something ..."

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    Default Re: reduce pricing, I am open to offers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The last sentence applies to everyone. It uses the impersonal 'you'. It doesn't mean you, goodstudent. It means, "One has to write something or the post can't be made."
    If I was talking about myself, I would have written, "But I had to write something ..."
    You are using "had" because it has already happened?

    "But I "have" to write something ..." is wrong?

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    Default Re: reduce pricing, I am open to offers?

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    You are using "had" because it has already happened?

    "But I "have" to write something ..." is wrong?
    Yes, if I'm explaining why I did something, "I have to do ..." is wrong. It has to be, "I had to do ..."
    I have to write something now.
    I had to write something last time I posted.
    One has to write something.

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