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Please tell me if she got the book from you.

Please tell me if she gets the book from you.

Is it possiblw to use both?
 

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I thought

1.) Got - used after she got the book
2.) Gets- used before she gets the book
 

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The second is possible in a dialogue such as this:

Sarah: My friend Helen needs to borrow the French textbook this weekend.
Jane: Would you like me to lend mine to her?
Sarah: Possibly, but I might lend her my copy if I don't need it this weekend.
Jane: OK, please tell me if she gets the book from you.
Sarah: Of course!
 

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In that scenario, can I also use got?
 

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In that scenario, can I also use "got"?
Always mark words and text you're asking about by setting it in italics or surrounding it with quotation marks as I've done above. This is required in English.
 

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Why not use “got”?

What if you want to be informed after she gets the book from the friend.
 

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But isn’t it like conditional 2?

We use the past form for things in the future.
 

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Your sentence does not look like a second conditional.
 

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Tell me if she got the book from you.

Condition: Getting the book
Result: telling me
 
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