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    Grammar

    I. A,'Did you see anybody on the train yesterday?'
    B,'Yes, there was a man, his name was John, and he is a professor.'

    Can I also say ' he was a professor' in this case?

    II. A,'Do you remember the guy named John?'
    B,'Of course I remember. He is a nice person.'

    Can I change "do" to "did", and "is" to "was" in this case?

    III. A,'I just called Jane, but she seemed not want talk to me.'
    B,' You seemed had annoyed her.'

    Is there any grammar errors?

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    Re: Grammar

    [1] He was a professor (at the time).

    [2a] Did you remember? <meaning, at the time>
    [2b] Do you remember? <meaning, now>
    [2c] He was a nice guy. <meaning, at the time>
    [2d] He is a nice guy. <meaning, general fact>

    [3a] I just called Jane, and it seemed as if she did not want to talk to me.
    [3b] It seems as if you have annoyed her. You seem to have annoyed her.

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    Re: Grammar

    How about this:
    A,' Did you remember the guy named John.'
    B,' Sure, He is a nice person.'

    Any wrong?

    [3a] I just called Jane, and it seemed as if she did not want to talk to me.
    I just called Jane, but she seemed not want talk to me.'

    My sentence is totally wrong?

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    Re: Grammar

    A: Did you remember the guy named John--the one we met last week at the meeting?
    B: Sure, he is a nice person. <I know him; we've kept in contact since then.>

    • I just called Jane, but she seemed not to want to talk to me.

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    Re: Grammar

    A: Did you remember the guy named John--the one we met last week at the meeting?
    B: Yes,He was a nice guy.

    I guess my sentence is still wrong, right?

    [3b] It seems as if you have annoyed her. You seem to have annoyed her.
    ' You seemed had annoyed her.'

    My sentence still used the past tense like the first sentence. Is it wrong?

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    Re: Grammar

    [3b] It seems as if you have annoyed her. You seem to have annoyed her.
    You seemed to have annoyed her.

    How about this one? and it is grammatically right?

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