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I saw a book like 5 minutes ago and I'm writing an sms to a friend:

"I just saw a book. I haven't seen one of those since we were kids."
"I just saw a book. I didn't see one of those since we were kids."
"I just saw a book. I hadn't seen one of those since we were kids."

Which of them are okay and which of them are impossible to say? They all sound fine to me.

Thanks.
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Hi,

All are said, but #1 sounds best.

Where does this person live? On Mars?Emotion: stick out tongue

Clive
johnerI just saw a book.
This almost suggests that you had never seen a book before in your entire life. This is the first time you have seen a book. Maybe you need a different phrasing?

CJ
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That's why i asked if the person lived on Mars. There are not a lot of books on Mars.

Clive
CliveWhere does this person live? On Mars?
Of course not. Obviously he lives on Marduk and he's on his way now Emotion: smile. My bad, sorry.
CalifJimMaybe you need a different phrasing?
Yes, it seems so but I have no idea what phrasing I need. I didn't know you would see it that way. Maybe "I just saw this book. Believe me I haven't seen one of those since we were kids." ?? Actually I meant "I saw a specific one. Maybe with the silver cover Emotion: stick out tongue". But I didn't say "I saw the book", because it sounded too weird to me. If my try doesn't work either, I'm open to suggestions.

Thank you both, appreciate it.
eg "I just saw a book that I haven't seen since we were kids."

Clive
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johnerActually I meant "I saw a specific one.
Right. You need to name it more specifically in that case.

I just saw one of those children's mystery books I used to read when I was a child. I haven't seen ...
I just saw one of those books in the series "Monsters of the Middle Ages". I haven't seen ...

— that sort of thing.

CJ