Which one of the two is correct?
i realized i had forgotten
i realized i have forgotten
or are they both correct depending on the context?
thx in advance.
*Not a teacher
Definitely the first one. And I have two arguments for that:
1) You had forgotten something before you realised it. (you use past perfect when an event happened before a past event)
2) You must use past tense in the subordinate clause if there is past tense in the main clause. (except the case when there is a general truth in the subordinate clause, which is not the case here)
I realized I had forgotten...
PS: Always capitalise I.
Last edited by SirGod; 08-Jun-2011 at 09:46.