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    From that day onwards, Bob, my pet dog. likes bathing, but only if the water was / were warm.

    Is the above sentence correct, especially in regard to the words in bold?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: correct verbs

    Five torpedo bombers the naval air station at Fort Lauderdale on a mission to practise bombing at the hen and chicken shoals. These men never returned.

    The exact exchange of
    communication with the station has been distorted over years. Some claim that Lt. Charles Taylor said everything around him was strange and they were from outer space. Conveniently, there was the presence of unfavourable weather conditions and damaged compass.

    Could someone please explain to me what the words in bold mean?

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    Re: correct verbs

    From that day onwards, Bob, my pet dog, liked bathing, but only if the water was warm.

    The exact exchange of communication with the station has been distorted over years.

    What was really said between the pilots and the naval air station has become adulterated and confused with the passage of time.

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    #4

    Re: correct verbs

    Thanks, Anglika.

    Is it possible for to use a present tense verb in the sentence starting with "From that days onwards ... " or is it necessary to use "Since then ... "

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: correct verbs

    With "from that day on(wards)" I'd expect the context to be about the finished past, so I'd also expect the simple past tense.
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    With the word 'since', I'd write this:
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    Since then, Bob, my pet dog, has liked bathing, but only if the water is warm.

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    Re: correct verbs

    Thanks for the explanation.

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