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    Usage of this is/was because

    Hi teachers, "Is" or "was":which one is suitable in the context?

    I gave my dad a mobile phone last year.
    Thisis/was because I can contact him whenever I like.
    Last edited by subhajit123; 25-Oct-2017 at 19:14.

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    Re: Usage of this is/was because

    Try:

    That was so I could contact him whenever I wanted to.

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    Re: Usage of this is/was because

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Try:

    That was so I could contact him whenever I wanted to.
    But if I say "This is so that I can contact him whenever I want", will that be incorrect?
    Last edited by subhajit123; 25-Oct-2017 at 18:33. Reason: Typing mistake

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    Re: Usage of this is/was because

    If eheneve is supposed to be whenever, it's correct.

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    Re: Usage of this is/was because

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If eheneve is supposed to be whenever, it's correct.
    Sorry teacher, that was a typing error. I have coorected it. Correct me If I am wrong: I think when I say "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year. That was so that I could contact him whenver I wanted to", it's the another way of saying "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year so that I could contact him whenever I wanted to". But when I say "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year. This is so that I can contact him whenever I want to.", it's another way of saying "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year so that I can contact him whenever I want to." Am I right?

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    Re: Usage of this is/was because

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Sorry! That was a typo.. I have corrected it. Correct me If I am wrong: I think when I say "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year. That was so that I could contact him whenver I wanted to", it's the another way of saying "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year so that I could contact him whenever I wanted to". But when I say "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year. This is so that I can contact him whenever I want to.", it's another way of saying "I gave my dad a mobile phone last year so that I can contact him whenever I want to." Am I right?
    I think so.


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    Re: Usage of this is/was because

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post

    I gave my dad a mobile phone last year.
    Thisis/was because I can contact her whenever I like.
    I assume there's a typo in this sentence as well, unless your dad is a woman.
    I am not a teacher

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