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    #1

    Present or past tense?

    A: Hey, how was the movie? Did your girl friend like it?
    B: Yes, she liked it.

    Could A say 'Does she like it?'? I mean she probably still like it now. Therefore, could we use present tense?

    What if I change the setting as follows:
    A: How was your dinner with that girl? Did you like her?

    I think it is more common to say 'Do you like her?'

    Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!
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    JY

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    #2

    Re: Present or past tense?

    Hi,
    My english teacher always says that it is important to stick to the general tense, like when you are talking about something happened in the past like ( I saw a movie.) you can't jump into the present tense and say (Do you like it?), it is better to say ( Did you like it?).
    PS. I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: Present or past tense?

    For your first, I would use the past tense, as you did. In your second, I would use the present tense. The important points are her feeling about the movie at the time and his feeling about the girl in the present.

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