"while you were on holiday"

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Odessa Dawn

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We don't get the opportunity to break bread with each other very often.

How often do you get to see your brother? = How often do you get the opportunity to see your brother? = How often do you see your brother?
How many times did you get to sunbathe while you were on holiday? = How many opportunities did you get to sunbathe while you were on holiday?
https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/187156-get.html
Why has "were" been used instead of are? Would be there any subtle difference if I used are?


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