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    #1

    Don't you wish all transport systems run/ran like clockwork?

    The following is a headline from a local newspaper:

    Don't you wish all transport systems run like clockwork?

    Am I right to say that 'ran' should have been used instead?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Don't you wish all transport systems run/ran like clockwork?

    Yes, you are right.

    Don't you wish all transport systems ran like clockwork?
    Don't you wish all transport systems would run like clockwork?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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