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    When I was a child, If I helped my mother, she gave my extra pocket money.

    Hi,

    Are these two sentences correct?

    When I was a child, if I helped my mother, she gave me extra pocket money.

    When I was a child, if I helped my mother, she would give me extra pocket money.
    Last edited by newkeenlearner; 15-Aug-2017 at 07:16. Reason: I am really careless when it come to writing. Thanks Raymott

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    Re: When I was a child, If I helped my mother, she gave my extra pocket money.

    We don't use a capital letter after a comma unless the next word is a proper noun or the word "I". Click on Edit Post and make those corrections.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When I was a child, If I helped my mother, she gave my extra pocket money.

    Thanks Emsr2d2. I didn't know about it.I thought we capitalize the letter "I".

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    Re: When I was a child, If I helped my mother, she gave my extra pocket money.

    - We don't capitalize the letter 'i' unless it is the word 'I' (or the initial letter of a name, etc.)
    - "she gave me extra pocket money"; "she would give me ..."
    You can say either of those. I prefer the second. I'd probably say "
    When I was a child, whenever I helped my mother, she'd give me extra pocket money.

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