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    like him last night

    Are these sentences correct and are they acceptable in formal English:

    1-He sounds like you last night.
    Meaning: He sounded the way you sounded last night.

    2-He looks like me ten years ago.
    Meaning: He looks like I did ten years ago.

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    Re: like him last night

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct and are they acceptable in formal English:

    1-He sounds like you last night.
    Meaning: He sounded the way you sounded last night.

    2-He looks like me ten years ago.
    Meaning: He looks like I did ten years ago.

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    Navi.
    I would add "did" after "you" in the first. The second is common, but would be informal.

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    Re: like him last night

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would add "did" after "you" in the first. The second is common, but would be informal.
    Hi MNY,
    I am confused as to the tense used in those sentences.
    "He sounds like you did last night" Shouldn't it be as "He sounded like you did last night"?

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    Re: like him last night

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I am confused as to the tense used in those sentences.
    "He sounds like you did last night" Shouldn't it be as "He sounded like you did last night"?
    He sounds (now) like you did last night. That's fine.

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    Re: like him last night

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    He sounds (now) like you did last night. That's fine.



    But 5jj the action happened last night not now. There are two phrases. As far as I am concerned, the tenses must be used in the same in both phrases. If it is like "He sounds like you do" I of course wouldn't have any confusion. But there have been mentioned "last night". That's what makes me confused.
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 22-Aug-2013 at 04:56. Reason: typo

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    Re: like him last night

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    But 5jj the action happened last night not now. There are two phrases. As far as I am concerned, the tenses must be used in the same in both phrases. If it is like "He sounds like you do" I of course wouldn't have any confusion. But there have been mentioned "last night". That's what makes me confused.
    There are two events at different times. 'He' is speaking now. 'You' spoke last night.The manner in which 'he' is speaking now is similar to the manner in which 'you' spoke last night,

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    Re: like him last night

    I got. Can you just answer if my sentence is wrong(He sounded like you did last night)?

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    Re: like him last night

    It is correct, but it does not mean the same as the original.

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