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    #1

    plan/planned

    I went to Singapore last week, I plan/planned it all
    Which word should I say? (Red text)
    Important points (Green text)

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    Re: plan/planned

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    Which word should I say? (Red text)
    Important points (Green text)
    Which would you choose?

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    Re: plan/planned

    I would choose "planned" because it was past.

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    #4

    Re: plan/planned

    That's correct.

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    Re: plan/planned

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That's correct.
    Thank you for helping!

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    #6

    Re: plan/planned

    If the speaker planned it before s/he went, should the past perfect 'had planned' be used?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: plan/planned

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If the speaker planned it before s/he went, should the past perfect 'had planned' be used?

    Not a teacher.
    Me neither.

    I had planned to go to Singapore, but I lost my ticket
    I don't know is this right or not

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    #8

    Re: plan/planned

    I had planned to go to Singapore, but I lost my ticket
    This is OK.

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    #9

    Re: plan/planned

    Your sentence is a comma splice. The comma should be replaced with a semicolon or period/full stop. There should also be a period/full stop at the end.

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