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  1. B45
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    I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car. So,

    I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parent's car. So, I ask:

    Wait, so if I drive my friend's car It would be okay?

    VS

    Wait, so if I drive my friend's car it will be okay?

    Are both okay here?

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    Re: I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car.

    Colloquially both are okay, and common.

    From a grammatical standpoint, they're not actually questions as written, but regardless, you will hear them spoken that way often.

  3. B45
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    Re: I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car.

    But shouldn't conditonal sentences be in the same tense?

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    Re: I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car.

    Skrej said 'colloquially'.

    You're clarifying an insurance matter; there's no need to worry about the grammar police arresting you.

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    Re: I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car.

    Technically, it should be "So if I drove my friend's car, it would be OK?" or "So if I drive my friend's car, it will be OK?" As you now know, colloquially, you will hear all possible combinations of those.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car.

    What has 'Wait' got to do with anything in your sentences?

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    Re: I'm getting SR-22 Insurance and the agent tells me I can't drive my parents car.

    Initially, I thought the same but I assumed that it was a similar start to "So ... hang on a minute ... are you saying that if I drove my friend's car, ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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