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    Should embedded sentence be always in the past tense?

    I said I didn't like apples

    How about present perfect?Which one is correct?
    You haven't told me if you like apples
    You haven't told me if you liked apples

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    Default Re: embedded sentece

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Should embedded sentence be always in the past tense?

    No. You could say:
    You said I don't like apples.


    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    How about present perfect?Which one is correct?
    You haven't told me if you like apples
    You haven't told me if you liked apples
    "You haven't told me if you like apples" makes more sense to me.

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