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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    didn't have or don't have enough accounting experience

    I am going to write down an example from my own experience below.

    (ex) Three weeks ago, I applied for an accounting job. After two weeks, I called the company about the status of my application. The manager didn't interview me because I didn't have or don't have enough accounting experience.

    I think it could be either tense. I can use the simple past "didn't have" because all of my sentences are in that tense. I think the simple present "don't have" also works because I still lack the necessary experience.


    Can someone please explain this? Thanks a lot.

  2. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: didn't have or don't have enough accounting experience

    Your reasoning is correct.

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