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    unless I am reading + simple past

    "Unless I'm reading a completely different thread, the OP asked about 'deliberate' as different parts of speech."

    Would you like to explain above sentence in a different way. It is somehow confusing.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...liberately-bad

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    Re: unless I am reading + simple past

    Which part do you find confusing?

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    Re: unless I am reading + simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Which part do you find confusing?
    This sort of the use of "unless". It seems different me what I am familiar with it. And following of simple past to present continuous is also confusing for this sort of sentence for me. Would you explain this sentence in a different way, retaning its meaning so that if I understand new one, I can understand the original.

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    Re: unless I am reading + simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    This sort of the use of "unless" . It seems different to me than what I am familiar with. it. And following of the simple past to with the present continuous is also confusing for in this sort of sentence for me. Would you explain this sentence in a different way, retaining its meaning so that if I understand it? new one, I can understand the original.

    Thank you.
    Unless I'm reading a completely different thread, the OP asked about 'deliberate' as different parts of speech.

    Swop the two parts:

    The OP asked about 'deliberate' as different parts of speech, unless I'm reading a completely different thread.

    The blue part means "except, of course, if there is some point I am not seeing here."

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