I lost contact or i lose contact

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Which is grammatically correct? I lost contact with her or i lose contact with her? Thanks...
 

Harry Smith

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Which is grammatically correct? I lost contact with her or i lose contact with her? Thanks...

Try to say like this: I have lost contact with him.;-)
 

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It will depend on your context.

I lose contact with her when I go shopping.

I lost contact with her because she left the country.

It is so sad. I have lost contact with her.

I had lost contact with her a long time ago.
 

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It will depend on your context.

I lose contact with her when I go shopping.

I lost contact with her because she left the country.

It is so sad. I have lost contact with her.

I had lost contact with her a long time ago.

I can't agree with your last sentence. Maybe, it'll be better to say like this:
I had lost contact with her before she left the country.;-)
 

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What don't you like, Harry?

"When was your last contact with Josie?"
"Oh, I had lost contact with her a long time ago. She was always a bit remote."
 

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What don't you like, Harry?

"When was your last contact with Josie?"
"Oh, I had lost contact with her a long time ago. She was always a bit remote."


"When was your last contact with Josie?"
'Oh, I lost contact with her a long time ago. ......
Or "Oh I had lost contact with her before long.;-)
 

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I still do not see your problem with "Had lost something a long time ago".
 

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Originally Posted by Harry
"Oh I had lost contact with her before long.;-)

What's wrong with you Harry?
Your sentence is completely wrong, it means:
"Oh I had lost contact with her soon." That doesn't make any sense.
(before long = soon).
Soon never comes with the past or past perfect.
If you want to learn, be a flexible learner. "We learn from the cradle to the grave".
By the way, Anglika's sentences are correct.

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Aamrym, may I suggest that there are more gentle ways to point out your disagreement than with the words you have chosen?

While I disagree with Harry that there is anything wrong with Angika's sentence, I do support that "I had lost contact with her before long" as a correct sentence as well. It means "Before much time has passed, I had lost contact with her."

To use soon, you'd use it like this: I had soon lost contact with her. It would need to fit into a running narrative.

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