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    The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/explosion-high-school-kills-grade-12-student-144807213.html
    Its really sad. The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you, Burke said.

    Isn't "... I saw ... said ..." correct?

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    Re: The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    NOT A TEACHER

    In my opinion you are right. There is anothor similar instance in the same text: "My first instinct is to get out of there as soon as I can because I didnt know what to expect.

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    Re: The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    It is correct to use the past tense, but we can use the present tense in narratives to make things seem more vivid and closer to the listener.

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    Re: The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    Is you okay?

    Please respond.
    Last edited by sunsunmoon; 28-May-2011 at 14:27.

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    Re: The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    The last time you see him, he says hi and thank you

    Is you okay?
    Yes.
    The person is implicitly asking the interviewer to put himself in the interviewee's position.
    "You see him every day. You're best mates. You don't expect this sort of thing to happen." Naturally, the speaker is talking about himself, but it's common to use this rhetorical device.

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