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  1. B45
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    We broke up because I didn't think we are/were a good fit. Are both useable? What's

    We broke up because I didn't think we are/were a good fit.

    Are both useable? What's the difference and what would a native speaker use?

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    Re: We broke up because I didn't think we are/were a good fit. Are both useable? Wh

    They both work. Personally, I would use "were".

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    Re: We broke up because I didn't think we are/were a good fit. Are both useable? Wh

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    We broke up because I didn't think we are/were a good fit.

    Are both useable? What's the difference and what would a native speaker use?
    I agree that you can do either, and I'd use were, too.

    You're not breaking up now. Since the break-up is in the past, the reason must logically be in the past, too. You didn't break up then because you're a bad fit now. You broke up then because you were a bad fit then.

    If you're trying to make the point that nothing has changed and you're still a bad fit, then you might say, "because I don't think we're a good fit."

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