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  1. Junior Member
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    I was in a bad mood (today)...

    Dear all,

    I'd like to ask a silly question which confuses me...

    The sentence is:

    I was in a bad mood today!

    Actually, I know everyone knows what I'm saying, I mean, I was in a bad mood in the passing time today. But as I search on the Internet, it seems that past tense should not be used with "today" can anyone tell me if this sentence is grammatically correct? Thanks.


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    Re: I was in a bad mood (today)...

    If your day has come to an end (say, it's 10 pm or so) then it's okay. If it's still relatively early (2 pm, 11 am, even 5 or 6 pm) then try "I've been in such a bad mood today" if it continues or "I was in such a bad mood earlier today" if the bad mood has lifted.
    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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