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    But just because ... didn't mean ...

    But just because they are called "port" adventures didn't mean we stayed in port!

    But just because they are called "port" adventures, it didn't mean we stayed in port!


    Hi,
    Which of the above sounds better? I choose the second one. Am I right? Thanks.

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    Re: But just because ... didn't mean ...

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    But just because they are called "port" adventures doesn't mean we stayed in port!

    But just because they are called "port" adventures, it doesn't mean we stayed in port!
    "But just because they are called "port" adventures doesn't mean we stayed in port!"
    You'll hear all sorts of versions of this. "adventures, that doesn't mean...."

    The main problem is that "didn't" should be "doesn't".
    I'd say 1. with "doesn't". The meaning is in the present (doesn't mean). It's the staying - or not - that was in the past.

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    Re: But just because ... didn't mean ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "But just because they are called "port" adventures doesn't mean we stayed in port!"
    You'll hear all sorts of versions of this. "adventures, that doesn't mean...."

    The main problem is that "didn't" should be "doesn't".
    I'd say 1. with "doesn't". The meaning is in the present (doesn't mean). It's the staying - or not - that was in the past.
    Thanks, Raymott, for the quick reply. So both sound right if they use the present tense, right?

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    Re: But just because ... didn't mean ...

    Yes, more or less. They both sound natural.

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