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    Writing a letter

    Is it correct to say sth. like that (in a letter to your friend) :
    Thank you for your letter. I answered as soon as I could.
    What would be better?
    Thank you,
    Mia

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    Re: Writing a letter

    How about 'I am answering/replying as soon as I could'?


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    Re: Writing a letter

    It sounds better. What about I am answering as soon as I can?
    Would you please explain, why do I have to use the past tense in the second part of the sentence?

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    Re: Writing a letter

    'could' sounds better to me- the act or replying is present because you are actually writing it now, but the opportunity arose before you sat down to write.

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