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    multipolly is offline Newbie
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    I got the same worries about the excruciating heat and humidity

    Hi, everyone, :)

    The following sentences are my texts to one of my friend:
    1. I got the same worries about the excruciating heat and humidity in Taiwan cos' I always suffer from sunstroke in summer.
    2. I got the same worries about the excruciating heat and humidity of Taiwan cos' I always suffer from sunstroke in summer.

    Q1: Which preposition is correct? If both are fine, what's the difference between the 2 sentences?
    Q2: Should I say " I get... " instead if "I got..." so the tense of the two verbs in this sentence would coincide ?

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    3. It's really wise to make sure that you have had enough fluids every day.
    4. It's really wise to make sure that you have enough fluids every day.

    Are sentence 3 and 4 correct?

    Have a nice day. :)

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    Re: Could anyone tell the difference between the two sentences? Thank you a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by multipolly View Post
    Hi, everyone,

    The following are sentences are my texts I wrote to one of my friends.

    1. I got the same worries about the excruciating heat and humidity in Taiwan cos' because I always suffer from sunstroke in summer.

    2. I got the same worries about the excruciating heat and humidity of Taiwan cos' because I always suffer from sunstroke in summer.

    Q1: Which preposition is correct? If both are fine, what's the difference between the two sentences?
    Use "in"; it's much more natural.

    Quote Originally Posted by multipolly View Post
    Q2: Should I say " I get... " instead if "I got..." so the tenses of the two verbs in this sentence would be consistent? coincide ?
    Note that "got" denotes the past. If you intend the present, use "I've got" instead. If you use "get", then you're saying that you usually get those worries.

    Quote Originally Posted by multipolly View Post
    3. It's really wise to make sure that you have had enough fluids every day.
    4. It's really wise to make sure that you have enough fluids every day.

    Are sentence 3 and 4 correct?
    If this is with reference to the above context (about Taiwan), use #4.
    In #3, you drink the fluids, look back and check. For example,

    It's really wise to make sure that you have had enough fluids every day before starting the arduous climb.

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    Re: Could anyone tell the difference between the two sentences? Thank you a lot.

    Both in and of are okay. They mean the same thing in this context. At least in AE, you can keep got.

    I like sentence 4 over 3.

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    Re: I got the same worries about the excruciating heat and humidity

    multipolly, please note that I have changed your thread title.

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