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    Default to be noticed before.

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    - I just want to be noticed before.

    - I just want to have noticed before.

    In my opinion, the second sentence better, but I would like to ask if the first one is OK with before or not.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: to be noticed before.

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    - I just want to be noticed before.

    - I just want to have noticed before.

    In my opinion, the second sentence better, but I would like to ask if the first one is OK with before or not.

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    Neither one makes sense as a stand alone sentence. Also, "to be noticed" and "to have noticed", mean different things.

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    Default Re: to be noticed before.

    Sorry, it would be '- I just want to have been noticed before.'

    It may make no sense, but I would like to learn which one (to be or to have been) as infinitives with 'before'.

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    Default Re: to be noticed before.

    Before what?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: to be noticed before.

    -You seem to have missed the years when the Euro was/is overvalued.

    -You seem to have lost everthing after your father died/dies.

    OK, now I think I have got what I want to utter. Must I use ''the simple present'' or ''past tense'' after an adverb such as 'when, after' when we use 'seem/appear to have done' together with it?

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    Default Re: to be noticed before.

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Must I use ''the simple present'' or ''past tense'' after an adverb such as 'when, after' when we use 'seem/appear to have done' together with it?

    Thanks.
    Stop trying to find absolute rules and use a bit of common sense.

    You seem to have missed the (past) years when the Euro was devalued (past).
    You seem to have missed the years (up to and including the present) when the Euro has been devalued.
    You seem to have lost everything after your father died (if he's dead, then he died in the past).

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