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    understood or understand

    which is right in grammar

    we understand that your time was .....

    we understood that your time was.......

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    Re: understood or understand

    Quote Originally Posted by mmabrouk View Post
    Which is right in grammar grammatically?

    "We understand that your time was ..."

    "We understood that your time was ..."
    1. As always, it entirely depends on context and on the rest of the sentence.
    2. No part of your post was correct as it contained no capital letters or punctuation.

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    Re: understood or understand

    Thank you.

    We understand that your time was at permium

    We understood that your time was at permium

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    Re: understood or understand

    Quote Originally Posted by mmabrouk View Post
    Thank you.

    We understand that your time was at a permium premium.

    We understood that your time was at a permium premium.
    As I said, it depends on both the rest of the sentence, which you have provided, but also on the context. When is the sentence said? What timeframe does it refer to? The choice of tense is impossible to decide if you post two perfectly grammatical sentences (which they now are) but we don't know anything else.

    Don't forget a full stop (or relevant punctuation mark) at the end of every sentence.

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