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    Post tense

    Is 'Now that I saw you' correct?

    or, it should be 'Now that I see?'


    Full sentence: What's good in the morning now that I saw you?

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    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Is 'Now that I saw you' correct?

    or, it should be 'Now that I see?'


    Full sentence: What's good in the morning now that I saw you?
    What's good in the morning now that I saw you?

    I'm afraid this sentence doesn't make much sense with "saw" or "see" mamen, what is it that you want to say exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What's good in the morning now that I saw you?

    I'm afraid this sentence doesn't make much sense with "saw" or "see" mamen, what is it that you want to say exactly?
    Can I use the past tense of the verb though I'm using the word NOW?

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    #4

    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Can I use the past tense of the verb though I'm using the word NOW?
    No, you can't, but as I said before, even with the present tense "see" the sentence doesn't make any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, you can't, but as I said before, even with the present tense "see" the sentence doesn't make any sense.
    Is this correct?
    I got you now.

    If yes, please tell me why.
    thanks

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    #6

    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Is this correct?
    I got you now.

    If yes, please tell me why.
    thanks
    No, it's not correct. This is correct: "I have got you now", present perfect tense. (altough I don't like it, I think the "got" is redundant)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not correct. This is correct: "I have got you now", present perfect tense. (altough I don't like it, I think the "got" is redundant)
    So I can use verb in the present perfect form with the word NOW.

    thanks a lot sir

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    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    So I can use verb in the present perfect form with the word NOW.

    thanks a lot sir
    Yes, "Now that I have seen you" for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, "Now that I have seen you" for example.
    Sir please tell me the difference between the two.

    Now that I have seen you.

    Now that I see you.

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    #10

    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Sir please tell me the difference between the two.

    Now that I have seen you.

    Now that I see you.
    The first one is present perfect, the second is simple present.

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