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I thought you were one of those people who like listening to this kind of music.

I thought you were one of those people who liked listening to this kind of music.

Are both the sentences grammatically correct, and do they mean the same thing?

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    I think it depends on the current status of "you"; like would imply he still likes that. "liked" means he no longer likes that. I think that is a question about back-shifting.
    – Cardinal
    Aug 26, 2016 at 16:12
  • Are both the sentences grammatically correct? Aug 26, 2016 at 17:03
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    This follows the rules for reported or indirect speech. With thought, you are "reporting" your own speech to yourself. Aug 26, 2016 at 18:33
  • The relative clause in your second example has backshifted tense (from present to past), but it does not contain reported speech. "Thought" is a modal preterite and doesn't refer to past time at all; but it still provides a context in which backshift can take place.
    – BillJ
    Aug 26, 2016 at 19:48

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