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    reads and read

    Hi guys,

    I we want to tell someone what is written on a board we say "There is a board that reads, Milk is available here"(is this correct), but if we want to say that there was a board so, what we have to say "There was a board that read, Milk is available here".

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    Re: reads and read

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    I we want to tell someone what is written on a board we say "There is a board that reads, Milk is available here". (Is this correct?) But if we want to say that there was a board so, what we have to say "There was a board that read, Milk is available here".
    You can say either:
    "There was a board that read, 'Milk is available here'." or "There was a board that said that milk was available there."
    You shouldn't use "reads". You don't know if the board even exists any more.

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