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    #1

    Post A case

    Hello,

    Suppose that we have the follwoing steps to run a report:

    1. user enters the mobile number
    2. user presses the 'Report' button

    Now i need to describe the case when the button is pressed and no mobile number is entered:

    should i say:
    If the 'Report' button is pressed while no mobile number is entered, system will raise the message: ' The Mobile Number must be entered'

    or

    If the 'Report' button is pressed while no mobile number was entered, system will raise the message: ' The Mobile Number must be entered'.

    and what is the difference?

    Thanks in advance..

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    #2

    Re: A case

    The second is wrong; it should be 'would'. The first implies that this has a reasonable chance of happening and the second (with 'would) that it is unlikely to happen.

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