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Ing clauses take the tense of the verb in the main clause:

I shouted at him, thinking (and thought) he was very rude.

What about when the main clause has modal verbs? EG

She wouldn't be interested in him, thinking he was like every other guy.

Could this mean any of the following or only a (ignore the meaning: because she thought...)?

a. She wouldn't be interested in him, and would think he was like every other guy.

OR

b. She wouldn't be interested in him, and thinks he was like every other guy.

OR

c. She wouldn't be interested in him, and thought he was like every other guy.
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Hi,

Sounds to me like A.

So let me see if I have this right.

You spend your evenings tryng to think of oddball sentences, and then the next morning you ask us to explain them? Emotion: stick out tongue

I don't know who is nuttier, you for asking or us for trying to explain.Emotion: wink

Anyway, please feel free to continue to ask.

As a teacher, I wonder if it might be a good idea for you to actually use your English more, eg write a fuller text and then ask us to edit it for you.

Clive
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CliveYou spend your evenings tryng to think of oddball sentences, and then the next morning you ask us to explain them?
I don't know who is nuttier, you for asking or us for trying to explain.

Me, definitely me. I don't quite know how my brain works, so there is no way anyone else will.

To improve my English I write, read, and ask questions on here. My English has improved, though at times it may appear otherwise. But whether you believe it or not, I can tell you with much certainty that you are of great help, Clive, along with other forum members.
CliveAs a teacher, I wonder if it might be a good idea for you to actually use your English more, eg write a fuller text and then ask us to edit it for you.
I will consider your advice. However, I am confident a modest portion of my writing is technically correct and somewhat lucid. Only sometimes do I encounter sentences I need help forming or understanding the grammar of. I hope this helps you to understand why I ask bizarre questions on small contexts.