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    Hi

    Have you ever had a dream but realized that you knew was just a dream even though you are still sleeping.

    --- I think it should be "were" not "are"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Have you ever had a dream but realized that you knew it was just a dream even though you are still sleeping.

    --- I think it should be "were" not "are"?
    I would use "were" in that example. Note my amendment above in red.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: are or were

    Should I put a comma before "but"?

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    Default Re: are or were

    No.

    emsr2d2 would have put a comma in had it been necessary.

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    Default Re: are or were

    But I understand that it's not necessary in this case? However sometimes (or maybe pretty often) we put a comma before "but" in English?

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    Default Re: are or were

    We do sometimes. Click here to read earlier answers to this question.

    I found these by typing Comma before 'but' in the Google Custom Search box at the top of the page.

    Rover

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