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    Past tense or present?

    i am confused when i use past tense in a question[/B]
    which 1 correct and why?
    i thought you go to washroom.
    i thought you went to washroom.
    another problem is:
    he said he went to washroom
    he said he go to toilet

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    Re: Past tense or present?

    In both cases both the thinking and the action are in the past, so the past makes more sense.

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