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South Korea

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But you saw all different aspects of love. You saw people like the newcomer, and then you saw the married couple, and then the cheating, and then you saw the guy who knew his way around and the girl who was completely confused, and…it was really interesting.



Just I can't understand why 'simple past tense' is used in this paragraph even though he didn't watch the movie. Is it like related to 'second conditional' thing or something? But if so, it should be 'if S + past Verb' or 'would Verb'. I am confused!!! Help me out T_T

03:48 AM Mar 25 2009 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Ella means the audience in general, not Dale specifically. Sometimes we use "you" instead of "one" or "people." This is fine in conversational English but it would be more correct for her to say "I saw," "There were," or "The film showed."

Hope that helps!


08:34 PM Mar 25 2009 |



South Korea

Oh~ I See!!

Thanks a lot, Amy!!! Smile

02:10 AM Mar 26 2009 |

Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Your welcome!!Smile


Glad I could help.

08:45 PM Mar 26 2009 |