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    I really liked the last album that you made!

    Robert: Look at that man over there. Isnít he a singer or something? I know! Heís in the picture that you put on your ceiling.
    Lucy: Itís Jonno! My favorite singer!
    Robert: Quick, Lucy! Go and ask him for his autograph!
    Lucy: Oh, no! I canít. Iím too shy! Can you ask him for me, Robert?
    Robert: Oh, all right

    Robert: Excuse me, sir. Arenít you Jonno, the famous singer?
    Jonno: Thatís right!
    Robert: I really liked the last album that you made!
    Jonno: Thank you.
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    ĎI really liked the last album that you made!í---in this sentence, why did Robert use Ďlikedí instead of Ďlikeí?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: I really liked the last album that you made!

    I am not a teacher.

    Both 'like' and 'liked' are possible.

    I think I would use 'liked' if the album had come out some time before. If it was a recent release I would probably use 'like'.

    I really liked your last album (the one from last year).
    I really like your latest album (the one that just came out)

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    Re: I really liked the last album that you made!

    Even though both are grammatically correct, if you are actually talking to a famous singer, it is probably more flattering to say "like", to imply that you still enjoy the album, that you still think it's a great piece of work. For example, picture yourself meeting Paul McCartney. You can say "I really liked 'Hey, Jude,'" which makes it sound like you used to enjoy the song, but it's no longer one of your favorites, or "I really like 'Hey, Jude,'" which implies that you still enjoy listening to the song.

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