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    Can you say: I wouldn't be doing this unless I'm desperate. VS I wouldn't be doing

    Can you say:

    I wouldn't be doing this unless I'm desperate.

    VS

    I wouldn't be doing this unless I was desperate.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Can you say: I wouldn't be doing this unless I'm desperate. VS I wouldn't be d

    Only your second sentence is correct. Some people will use the subjunctive mood there "I wouldn't be doing this unless I were desperate". If you wanted to use "I'm desperate", you would need "I won't do it unless I'm desperate".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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