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    Smile worked or works

    Hi,

    1) treatment that works
    2) treatment that worked

    Which one is right? Which one is more commonly used?

    A) It works for me.
    B) It worked for me.

    Which one is right? Which one is more commonly used?

    If "worked" is used, does it meant that it does not work now, only it worked in the past?

    Thanks

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    Re: worked or works

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Hi,

    1) treatment that works
    2) treatment that worked

    Which one is right? Which one is more commonly used?

    A) It works for me.
    B) It worked for me.

    Which one is right? Which one is more commonly used?
    Yes, 'worked' is the past tense of 'works'. All of your phrases could be used in sentences (and they should be).
    They mean different things. You use the form that's appropriate.
    If "worked" is used, does it meant that it does not work now, only it worked in the past?

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    That depends. What's the sentence in which the phrase is used? If you mean "It worked for me", that's a reference to the past. It's impossible to tell whether anything still works, without more context.

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    Re: worked or works

    1) This is the treatment that works for me
    2) This is the treatment that worked for me

    If I used the treatment in the past, and now the treatment still works, should I use works or worked?

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    Re: worked or works

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    1) This is the treatment that works for me
    2) This is the treatment that worked for me

    If I used the treatment in the past, and now the treatment still works, should I use works or worked?
    1) This is the treatment that works for me.

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    Re: worked or works

    Just to clarify, if I used the treatment in the past, the treatment works and cured my problem, after the problem is solved I did not use it anymore for many years. But I know the treatment still works now.

    When I am telling it to my friend, should I use works or worked?

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    Re: worked or works

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Just to clarify, if I used the treatment in the past, the treatment worksed and cured my problem, after the problem iswas solved I did not use it anymore for many years. But I know the treatment still works now.

    When I am telling it to my friend, should I use works or worked?
    Tell your friend the product worked for you in the past and you are confident that it will still work for you now!

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    Re: worked or works

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Just to clarify, if I used the treatment in the past, the treatment works and cured my problem, after the problem is solved I did not use it anymore for many years. But I know the treatment still works now.

    When I am telling it to my friend, should I use works or worked?
    You can say that it has always worked for you.

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