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    #11

    Re: had predicted or predict?

    Yes, I see what you're getting at—I'd much prefer a present tense (ideally have predicted but alternatively predict) in the original sentence. I can't see a good reason to use the past perfect here since the whole passage is set in general time.

    Where is this sentence from?
    Last edited by jutfrank; 20-Mar-2020 at 04:35.

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    #12

    Re: had predicted or predict?

    It's from Writing Scientific English: A Workbook by Tim Skern.

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