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Scenario: One of the car cables is blown and I need to wait for the part. It's coming in tommorow. Someone ask me, "You didn't get your car back today?" And I say:

1. Nope, I had to wait for the cable, it's coming in tommorow.

2. Nope, I have to wait for the cable, it's coming in tommorow.

I am confused here. Someone is asking me with 'didn't' (past tense), so should I reply back with past tense 'had'? What about 'tommorow'? I'm sitll waiting for the cable until tommorow though? 'had' is not compatible 'tommorow'?

Or should I use 'have'? But he's asking me in past tense?

Thanks.
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Jack, I would write "tomorrow" in any case... Emotion: smile
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Dear Jack,

You did not get your car back. The cable did not come in earlier. You are still waiting for your cable. It is therefore the present tense.

Kind regards, Emotion: smile

Goldmund
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