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    Default I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    "I'm afraid you will/you might ignore me like you did/have/had for the past three months."


    This was said from a guy to a girl. The guy is afraid she'll ignore him if he visits her.

    Can this be said? Would a native use it? And what's the best combination?
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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    Can someone please take a look at this question? It's fallen off the first page.

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    Please be patient. Six hours isn't a long time to wait for a reply on a Monday morning when the forum gets very busy.

    Note that it was said by a guy to a girl. I would probably use "I'm afraid you might ignore me like you have for the last three months".

    The comma after "afraid" in your title is incorrect.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please be patient. Six hours isn't a long time to wait for a reply on a Monday morning when the forum gets very busy.

    Note that it was said by a guy to a girl. I would probably use "I'm afraid you might ignore me like you have for the last three months".

    The comma after "afraid" in your title is incorrect.
    Yes, thank you very much for your assistance!

    Would - "I'm afraid you will ignore me like you did for the last three months." be incorrect or non-native, because that's what I overheard the guy say to the girl.

    And I thought he should've said - "I'm afraid you might ignore me like you have for the last three months".
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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    The "will" is okay - it seems the speaker thinks this is more likely than using "might."

    I find only "like you have for the last three month" appropriate.

    "...like you did the last time we were together" would work.

    (You could also say the "past" three months instead of the "last" three months, since you seem to like to find multiples ways to say things.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    I would use the present perfect, but I wouldn't say that the past is wrong.

    Where was the guy from?

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    PS - Thank you for giving your thread a really meaningful title instead of "did/have."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The "will" is okay - it seems the speaker thinks this is more likely than using "might."

    I find only "like you have for the last three month" appropriate.

    "...like you did the last time we were together" would work.

    (You could also say the "past" three months instead of the "last" three months, since you seem to like to find multiples ways to say things.)
    Yes, Barb_D, I try to practice multiple ways to say things so the conversation doesn't get boring. Also, this helps increase my vocabulary and fine tune my conversational skills.

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would use the present perfect, but I wouldn't say that the past is wrong.

    Where was the guy from?
    I believe if I'm not mistaken the guy is from America.

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    Default Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    PS - Thank you for giving your thread a really meaningful title instead of "did/have."
    You are very welcome.

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