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    #1

    wanted to make sure ...you are/were

    Hi,

    1- I just wanted to make sure that you are/were OK.
    2- I just wanted to make sure if you are/were OK.

    I know that I can use 'were' in both examples, but I still want to ask if 'are' is OK or not.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: wanted to make sure ...you are/were

    Yes, you could use "are". In the right context, these are all OK:

    I just want to make sure you are OK.
    I just wanted to make sure you are OK.
    I just wanted to make sure you were OK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: wanted to make sure ...you are/were

    Thanks for the answer. Does using 'if' after 'make sure' sound wrong to you?

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    Re: wanted to make sure ...you are/were

    I would use 'know if' instead of 'make sure if'.
    I am not a teacher.

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