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    Which one is better to use in a sentence?

    I think the graphics were tremendous!

    or

    I thought the graphics were tremendous!


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    Re: Which one is better to use in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by maccee View Post
    #1 I think the graphics were tremendous!

    or

    #2 I thought the graphics were tremendous!
    Both are correct.

    In #1 you are currently looking at the graphics when you say this sentence.

    In #2 you are making this comment on the graphics that you saw in the past.


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    Re: Which one is better to use in a sentence?

    I think the graphics are tremendous!

    or

    I thought the graphics were tremendous!


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    Re: Which one is better to use in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I think the graphics are tremendous!

    or

    I thought the graphics were tremendous!
    This is another true statement but this is also valid

    I think the graphics were tremendous!

    You could have just exited an exhibition of graphics and were commenting on what you had just seen.


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    Re: Which one is better to use in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    This is another true statement but this is also valid

    I think the graphics were tremendous!

    You could have just exited an exhibition of graphics and were commenting on what you had just seen.
    Naamplao is right.

    Correct if I'm wrong, David, but you seem to be stuck on this notion that tenses have to match. As Beascarpetta mentioned, that would border on the absurd.

    But Naamplao's description in his/her earlier posting doesn't match the description in this posting.

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    #1 I think the graphics were tremendous!

    ??In #1 you are currently looking at the graphics when you say this sentence.

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