The basic rule of thumb is that you should only combine tenses if you're demonstrating several actions in different time frames or of different progressions. Neither of the sentences you have here are divergent in their meanings, they're just long sentences.Originally Posted by hela
"I think in this case it would be better if your sentences were in the same tense"
as opposed to
"I think in this case it would be better if your sentences are in the same tense"