[Grammar] When I was a child, If I helped my mother, she gave my extra pocket money.

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newkeenlearner

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Hi,

Are these two sentences correct?

When I was a child, if I helped my mother, she gave me extra pocket money.

When I was a child, if I helped my mother, she would give me extra pocket money.
 
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We don't use a capital letter after a comma unless the next word is a proper noun or the word "I". Click on Edit Post and make those corrections.
 

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Thanks Emsr2d2. I didn't know about it.I thought we capitalize the letter "I".
 

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- We don't capitalize the letter 'i' unless it is the word 'I' (or the initial letter of a name, etc.)
- "she gave me extra pocket money"; "she would give me ..."
You can say either of those. I prefer the second. I'd probably say "
When I was a child, whenever I helped my mother, she'd give me extra pocket money.
 
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