I always carried an extra mask on my belt, in the case of mine breaking.

I thought maybe it could end in "break". Sorry if it's obvious, I'm not a native speaker.

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    I would say "... in case mine broke". – Hot Licks Mar 3 '17 at 2:43
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    change tense - 'i always carry an extra mask on my belt in case my current one breaks' – JMP Mar 3 '17 at 4:51
  • @JonMarkPerry It has to be in the past tense. – Renan Mar 4 '17 at 13:12

In this sentence, I'd replace everything after the comma with "in case mine were to break". Your usage is incorrect.


It is not correct. “In the case of” sounds awkward. @HotLicks is right. I always carried an extra mask on my belt, in case mine broke.

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