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  1. #11
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    Default Re: English grammar - remind me this...

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    Default Re: English grammar - remind me this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Renmoo View Post
    Thank you. If I were to say it as if I am recounting an event that took place yesterday, "At 11am yesterday, I said I was in Auckland doing a bit of shopping" would be correct.

    From the point of view of grammar rules (theory), the second variant is indeed a correct one, because the Past Simple should be chosen due to the sequence of tenses rule.
    Quote Originally Posted by Renmoo View Post

    How about this:

    "While out shopping yesterday, I had an ice cream from Baskin Robbins; you know, the one where it was featured in an advertisement with a famous rugby star"

    vs

    "While out shopping yesterday, I had an ice cream from Baskin Robbins; you know, the one where it is featured in an advertisement with a famous rugby star"
    As for these - I agree with CliveM, it depends on the context and logic - was may also imply that the ad doesn't exist anymore.

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    Default Re: English grammar - remind me this...

    Awesome - thanks for all the replies

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