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    Tenses

    Which one is right for the verb:

    Is it ok if we talk/ed over the phone?

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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsydanger View Post
    Which one is right for the verb:

    Is it ok if we talk/ed over the phone?
    'talk'. If you start with an indicative verb ('is'), you shouldn't finish with a conditional clause.
    "Is it OK if we talk over the phone?"
    "Will it be OK if we talk over the phone?"
    "Would it be OK if we talked over the phone?" (Conditional)

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    Re: Tenses

    Please give your correct location and native language in your profile, gypsydanger.

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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please give your correct location and native language in your profile, gypsydanger.
    Nothing wrong with my info. Why do you think otherwise?

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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsydanger View Post
    Nothing wrong with my info. Why do you think otherwise?
    Fairly simple - Aaland is a region of Finland and Afan (Oromo) is a language native to Ethiopia. It is so unlikely that those two go together that we do not consider it likely to be genuine information. The only bit that adds up is that your IP address is indeed based in the USA and your location says you are in the USA. So - are you absolutely sure that you are a native of a small Finnish island whose native language is from Ethiopia?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Fairly simple - Aaland is a region of Finland and Afan (Oromo) is a language native to Ethiopia. It is so unlikely that those two go together that we do not consider it likely to be genuine information. The only bit that adds up is that your IP address is indeed based in the USA and your location says you are in the USA. So - are you absolutely sure that you are a native of a small Finnish island whose native language is from Ethiopia?
    Was a refugee from Ethiopia and grew up in Aaland.

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    Re: Tenses

    Here's another:

    I won't be in town until the day (which?) I need/ed the room.

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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsydanger View Post
    Here's another:

    I won't be in town until the day (which?) I need/ed the room.
    "I won't be" refers to the future. On that basis, which do you think is more likely - "need" or "needed" bearing in mind the tense of each of those words.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Tenses

    needed?

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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsydanger View Post
    needed?
    You think that "needed" is the future tense?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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