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  1. B45
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    Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    Which one is correct?

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    Re: Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    Both could be used, but if you're worried that the person is talking about your current weight, I would the present.

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    Re: Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    Logically, I agree with Tdol. However, you will hear "I thought you were implying I was fat" a lot when you think they're talking about your current weight. For some reason, the addition of the word "that" makes me more likely to use the present tense: "I thought you were implying that I'm fat".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Logically, I agree with Tdol. However, you will hear "I thought you were implying I was fat" a lot when you think they're talking about your current weight. For some reason, the addition of the word "that" makes me more likely to use the present tense: "I thought you were implying that I'm fat".
    What if you're not fat and they're just making a joke about you?

    Would I then use I was fat instead of I am fat?

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    Re: Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    I don't think it would make any difference to how I respond.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Thought you were implying I'm/I was fat.

    I would still use the present tense.

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