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    Post I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    "I remember you used to like the guy who likes reading" Is this correct?
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    "I remember you used to like the guy who liked reading" Or is this one correct?

    Should we use 'like' or 'liked' in this situation?

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    #2

    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Both are possible if the guy still likes reading. Only 'liked' is possible if he no longer likes reading.

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    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Both are possible if the guy still likes reading. Only 'liked' is possible if he no longer likes reading.
    M: Hey, Beth. Who is the boy you have a crush on?
    W: He's not here.
    M: I remember you used to like the guy who likes reading. (IS THIS CORRECT?)
    w: I used to, but not anymore. I like someone who is outgoing.

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    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    It's correct if the guy still likes reading, as I said.

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    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

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    #6

    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Hello.
    May I ask a question here?

    Please look at these sentences below:

    1. I remember you used to like a guy/boy who likes reading.
    2. I remember you used to like boys/guys who like reading.

    Do #1 and #2 mean the same as the original sentence in post #3?

    Thank you.

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    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    1. I remember you used to like a guy/boy who likes reading.
    2. I remember you used to like boys/guys who like reading.

    Do #1 and #2 mean the same as the original sentence in post #3?.
    No.


    Post 3 sentence: I remember you used to like the guy who likes reading. One guy likes reading. You used to like that guy.

    1. I remember you used to like a guy/boy who likes reading. You used to like a guy/boy. He happens to like reading.
    2. I remember you used to like boys/guys who like reading. You used to like all guys who like reading.

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    #8

    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No.


    Post 3 sentence: I remember you used to like the guy who likes reading. One guy likes reading. You used to like that guy.

    1. I remember you used to like a guy/boy who likes reading. You used to like a guy/boy. He happens to like reading.
    2. I remember you used to like boys/guys who like reading. You used to like all guys who like reading.
    Thank you, 5jj.

    So, am I correct in saying that #2 refers to "boys in general" who like reading?
    (I thought the OP might have intended the original to mean #2.
    Well, probably not. "The guy" in the original is the 'specific' person both M and W know.)
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 02-Mar-2014 at 15:25.

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    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    So, am I correct in saying that #2 refers to "boys in general" who like reading?
    Yes, you are.

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    #10

    Re: I remember you used to like the who likes reading + present or past tense?

    Quote Originally Posted by lkenzol View Post
    M: Hey, Beth. Who is the boy you have a crush on?
    W: He's not here.
    M: I remember you used to like the guy who likes reading. (IS THIS CORRECT?)
    w: I used to, but not anymore. I like someone who is outgoing.
    This suggests that you think a guy who likes reading is unlikely to be outgoing. Is that what you meant to do?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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