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Hey friends,

I need your help again. Just when I thought my english is OK, I'm stuck in tenses again.

Example:

- I just wrote a whole paragraph but then I deleted it.

- I just write down a whole paragraph, then I delete it.

- I just wrote a whole paragraph, then I delete it.

I would appreciate if you could please elaborate your answer, or if you have any tips or tricks for me in order to remember how and which tenses should be used.

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Also, could you please check these sentences if they are correct?

- Just when I thought that my english is OK, ---

-Would you mind if I ask you a few questions regarding your internet and cable connection?

In the second sentence, I have replaced do with would in order to make the sentence more polite. Is it OK?

Thanks

Sejal
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There is nothing to elaborate-- just think about when each action happens.

These are right:
- I just wrote a whole paragraph but then I deleted it.

- I just write down a whole paragraph, then I delete it.
- Just when I thought that my English was OK

-Would you mind if I asked you a few questions regarding your internet and cable connections?

This one's wrong:

- I just wrote a whole paragraph, then I delete it.
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Hi,

Just when I thought my english is OK, I'm stuck in tenses again.

Example:

- I just wrote a whole paragraph but then I deleted it. OK

- I just write down a whole paragraph, and then I delete it. OK.The Simple Present tells us you are talking about your everyday routine.

- I just wrote a whole paragraph, then I delete it. Not OK. You are talking about a single past event, and then talking about your routine. Why?.

I would appreciate if you could please elaborate your answer, or if you have any tips or tricks for me in order to remember how and which tenses should be used.

You need to review the uses of these tenses in your grammar book.

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Also, could you please check these sentences if they are correct?

- Just when I thought that my English is OK, --- 'was OK' is better.

-Would you mind if I ask you a few questions regarding your internet and cable connection?

In the second sentence, I have replaced do with would in order to make the sentence more polite. Is it OK? Yes. But with 'would' like this, also say 'Would you mind if I asked . . . '

Clive