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    I thought??

    Hello, Teacher, I read this sentence in an article. Is this sentence correct? It should be ".....they all looked alike", am I right?

    So why had I thought they all look alike? It didn't take long for the answer to come to me: a hotel room is just space.

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    Re: I thought??

    Maybe. It seems more likely that it should be "looked" but if he talking about an on-going situation, where things he saw in the distant past, things he saw last week, things he might see today, and things he might see next year all look alike, the could be thinking that they all [in present tense] look alike.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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