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  1. B45
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    He has to understand that what he did was illegal, it's called trespassing, and the c

    My friend's brother broke into someones house. I say to my friend:

    He has to understand that what he did was/is illegal, it's called trespassing, and the cops can take him in for it/that.

    Are both okay here?

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    Re: He has to understand that what he did was illegal, it's called trespassing, and t

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    My friend's brother broke into someone's house. I say to my friend:

    He has to understand that what he did was illegal; it's called trespassing, and the cops can take him in for that.

    Are both okay here?
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    Re: He has to understand that what he did was illegal, it's called trespassing, and t

    Is works for me too.

  3. B45
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    Re: He has to understand that what he did was illegal, it's called trespassing, and t

    Why is it that both are okay for you?

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    Re: He has to understand that what he did was illegal, it's called trespassing, and t

    He has already committed the illegal act. When he did it, the act was illegal. The act is still illegal so the present tense could be used just as easily.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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