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    That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    My son offered to pay for my daughter's dinner, but my daughter refused and said that he paid for lunch yesterday. And he responds with:

    "Yeah, but that's Marie Calendar's."

    VS

    "Yeah, but that was Marie Calendar's."

    Are both useable here or is only the past tense correct here.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    If you're saying that your son paid for Marie Calender's lunch yesterday, you need the second sentence.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    If you're saying that your son paid for Marie Calender's lunch yesterday, you need the second sentence.
    They were dining at a nice 5 star restaurant, so my son wanted to use his savings to treat his sister, but his sister refused because he paid for lunch yesterday. And my son was implying that it was Marie Calendar's, so it wasn't as expensive compared to what they were eating at the time. So, he goes:


    "Yeah, but that's Marie Calendar's."

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    "Yeah, but that was Marie Calendar's."

    Should it still be the past tense since it happened in the past?

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    Yes, you need the past tense.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    You could also say something like just Marie Calendar's to make your son's implied meaning clearer.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    I'm confused. Is Marie Calender/Calendar the name of a restaurant or the name of the person whose lunch he paid for?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm confused. Is Marie Calender/Calendar the name of a restaurant or the name of the person whose lunch he paid for?
    Marie Calendar's the restaurant.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Marie Calendar's the restaurant.
    The correct spelling is Marie Callender's.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    Then I would say "Yes, but that was [just/only] at Marie Callender's".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: That's/that was Marie Calendar's

    I thought they were just a purveyor of frozen food.

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