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  1. B45
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    The waitress says to me: Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our bar un

    The waitress says to me:

    Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our bar until one became/becomes available.

    Are both okay?

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    Re: The waitress says to me: Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our ba

    Both are okay in my opinion.
    Last edited by probus; 04-Mar-2015 at 05:00.

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    Re: The waitress says to me: Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our ba

    Only "becomes" works for me. She is talking about something that hasn't happened yet.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 05-Mar-2015 at 01:43. Reason: typo

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    Re: The waitress says to me: Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our ba

    "Tables are all taken" isn't correct. She should start with "All the tables are taken", "The tables are all taken" or "There aren't any free tables at the moment".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  5. B45
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    Re: The waitress says to me: Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our ba

    All the tables are taken, but you could hang out at our bar until one becomes available.

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    Re: The waitress says to me: Tables are all taken, but you could hang out at our ba

    Yes.

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