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  1. HI5
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    Question Agreement

    Please advsie which sentence is correct:

    a) You are wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    b) You were wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    c) You wasted your time; he won't listen to you.

    Appreciate your help. Thanks.


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    Re: Agreement

    a) You are wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    a)You're wasting your time. He won't listen to you.

    b) You were wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    b) You were wasting your time. He wouldn't have listened to you/He doesn't listen (to anybody)/He just won't listen to people.

    c) You wasted your time; he won't listen to you.

    c) You wasted your time. He won't have listened to you/He doesn't listen to people/He just won't listen to people.


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    Re: Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    a) You are wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    a)You're wasting your time. He won't listen to you.

    b) You were wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    b) You were wasting your time. He wouldn't have listened to you/He doesn't listen (to anybody)/He just won't listen to people.

    Are you suggesting that, "he won't listen to you" is not a possibility, David, and if so, could you please explain why?

    c) You wasted your time; he won't listen to you.

    c) You wasted your time. He won't have listened to you/He doesn't listen to people/He just won't listen to people.
    Are you suggesting that, "he won't listen to you" is not a possibility, David, and if so, could you please explain why?

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    Re: Agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    a) You are wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    a)You're wasting your time. He won't listen to you.

    b) You were wasting your time; he won't listen to you.
    b) You were wasting your time. He wouldn't have listened to you/He doesn't listen (to anybody)/He just won't listen to people.

    c) You wasted your time; he won't listen to you.

    c) You wasted your time. He won't have listened to you/He doesn't listen to people/He just won't listen to people.
    Personally I think that they are all correct, I can't see any reason why they wouldn't be, but I am ready to be enlightened.

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