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    Can I use a different tense in my answer

    I'm talking to my colleague

    He says,"Where was she working before she got a job with our company?"

    Can I answer

    "She had been working at MTI for a while.''?

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    Re: Can I use a different tense in my answer

    You can. One possible risk with making such changes if if the other person thinks you're correcting them or showing off and takes offence- you can but it depends who you're answering whether you should.

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    Re: Can I use a different tense in my answer

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can. One possible risk with making such changes if if the other person thinks you're correcting them or showing off and takes offence- you can but it depends who you're answering whether you should.
    The main issue here is ''politeness". Thanks.

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