LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||24/NOV/2012 12:44 PM|
|Assunto:||"Do you ever get..."|
As a rule of thumb, "did" refers to a specific time period or incident in the past, but "do/does" can refer to a broad time period including the past, present and arguably the future. (Tiage said about the same.)
Did you ever get lonely on the ranch? (Asked of a person who no longer lives on the ranch.)
When I got lonely, I would go into town for supplies or maybe just a cup of coffee.
Do you ever get lonely on the ranch? (Asked of a person who still lives on the ranch. He may be lonely right now. An hour from now, that person may feel lonely again.)
When I get lonely, I go into town for supplies or maybe just a cup of coffee.
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