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  1. B45
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    Asking optometrist clinic if they are open: I was wondering if you guys were open.

    Asking optometrist clinic if they are open:

    I was wondering if you guys were open.

    VS

    I was wondering if you guys are open.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Asking optometrist clinic if they are open: I was wondering if you guys were ope

    Yes. So is "Are you open?" and "What are your hours, please?"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Asking optometrist clinic if they are open: I was wondering if you guys were ope

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes. So is "Are you open?" and "What are your hours, please?"
    Why are both the above okay?

    I was wondering if you guys were open. - because the sentence starts with was.

    but what about: I was wondering if you guys are open.

    I don't understand why the second sentence is okay.

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    Re: Asking optometrist clinic if they are open: I was wondering if you guys were ope

    They are both correct (more or less) because the staff are going to know that you want to know whether they are open. They're not going to question your grammar, or tell you that backshifting to 'were' would be a better option.

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    Re: Asking optometrist clinic if they are open: I was wondering if you guys were ope

    I wouldn't use you guys when asking a clinic; it's too informal for me. I would just use you.

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