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    #1

    As soon as Tom get the salary.

    "Tom used to take money from me and used to tell me that he would return it as soon as he get the salary."

    "Tom has just taken money from me and has told me that he will return it as soon as he gets the salary."

    Pease check.

    In the first sentence I used "get" because we are talking about past and I used "gets" in second sentence because it is a recent incident and he still has to receive his salary. Is it correct?

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    #2

    Re: As soon as Tom get the salary.

    "Tom used to take money from me and used to tell me that he would return it as soon as he got the salary."

    "In the first sentence, I used "get" because we are talking about past..."
    I don't understand this point.

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    #3

    Re: As soon as Tom get the salary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Tom used to take money from me and used to tell me that he would return it as soon as he got the salary.""In the first sentence, I used "get" because we are talking about past..."I don't understand this point.
    Okay, I was wrong. Got it now.

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    #4

    Re: As soon as Tom get the salary.

    Try:

    Tom used to borrow money from me, and he used to tell me that he would return it as soon as he got paid.

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    #5

    Re: As soon as Tom get the salary.

    Taking money from somebody seems to me more like stealing than borrowing.

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