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    britfan is offline Junior Member
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    to have no clue

    Please check my writing pleadings.
    1. I have no clue whatsover is going on there presently/at the present/now/right now.
    2. I had no clue whatsover what was going on there then/way back/at that time.

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    Re: to have no clue

    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    Please check my writing. pleadings.
    1. I have no clue whatsoever (about) what is going on there presently/at the present/now/right now.
    2. I had no clue whatsoever (about) what was going on there then/way back/at that time.

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    Re: to have no clue

    I wouldn't say "way back."
    what was going on there then.
    what was going on there back then. (It was a long time ago.)
    what was going on there way back then. (It was a very long time ago.)
    what was going on there at that time.

    Note that saying "I had not clue about "then" may suggest you do know now.

    My brother was taking $20 from the neighbor to mow his lawn and then paying me $10 to do it. I had no clue back then. (Now, I know.)
    vs.
    I don't know what my brother was up to. I have no clue about what he was doing back then. (Now, I still don't know.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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