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  1. matilda
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    Hello every one

    Which of these verbs is better for this sentence?
    As I you, I started to cry.
    1-see
    2-saw


    Thanks all


    Matilda

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    Re: 98-see v.s saw

    Quote Originally Posted by matilda
    Hello every one
    Which of these verbs is better for this sentence?
    As I you, I started to cry.
    1-see
    2-saw
    Thanks all
    Matilda

    As soon as I saw you I started to cry.

    You can't use the present tense in this sentence.

  3. matilda
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    but why?

    present tense doesn't seem wrong?
    these guestions always confuse me





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    Re: 98-see v.s saw

    Because in this sentence as is used to show two simultaneous actions (actions that happened at the same time) so the tenses are both in the past.

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