[Grammar] I hope you understand what I says/said

kadioguy

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two mins ago, I gave my opinions to a friend.


which one is correct when I talk to him next time?

a. I hope you understand what I say
b. I hope you understand what I said

If it is 'a', my reason: although two mins ago, I think the conversation is almost just now, so I use present tense.

If it is 'b', my reason: two mins ago, so I may use past tense.

Or are both acceptable?

Thanks!
 
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GoesStation

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The present simple doesn't work. You can use the present continuous during the same conversation.

Write minutes. "Mins" is not a word.
 

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Note the error in your title. It should be "say", not "says".
 

Rover_KE

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a. I hope you understand what I say
b. I hope you understand what I said
You correctly ended every other sentence in your post with a punctuation mark. Why not these two?
 
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