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    Arrow Can I use two tenses in one sentence under certain circumstance?

    For instance:

    it does not matter what kind of candy I ate.

    Is it legitimate?

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    Re: Can I use two tenses in one sentence under certain circumstance?

    Quote Originally Posted by hugsandkisses View Post
    For instance:

    it does not matter what kind of candy I ate.

    Is it legitimate?
    Yes it's fine. "It does not matter (now) what kind of candy I ate (in the past).

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    Re: Can I use two tenses in one sentence under certain circumstance?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes it's fine. "It does not matter (now) what kind of candy I ate (in the past).
    Dear Bhaisahab,

    I sometimes get confused about the use of tense in the conditionals. Will it be also OK if I say something like this;

    If I had taken that chance back then, money wouldn't be a problem to me now.

    past condition- present result

    Thanks for your reply in advance.

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    Re: Can I use two tenses in one sentence under certain circumstance?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Dear Bhaisahab,

    I sometimes get confused about the use of tense in the conditionals. Will it be also OK if I say something like this;

    If I had taken that chance back then, money wouldn't be a problem to me now.

    past condition- present result

    Thanks for your reply in advance.
    I'm not bhaisahab, but it sounds OK to me.

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