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    #1

    which is correct ?

    Hi,

    If I want to ask the vendor during guarantee period of something I want to buy in future and want him to do certain things, so can I put it in present simple tense like :

    "During this period of guarantee, if the system becomes defective or any malfunction occurs "

    or like this:

    " During this period of guarantee, if the system became defective or any malfunction occurred "

    Thanks

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    Re: which is correct ?

    I would go with the first -- present tense.

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    Re: which is correct ?

    I would too, but if speaking to the vendor, I wouldn't regard the second as wrong. If the vendor put it in writing, the second would look strange.

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