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A: Did you ever have the orange sherbet at Johnny's Icecream Shop? It's a shame the place burned down and no longer exists.

B: I used to. All the time. I liked that a lot. What a pity.

Would it be possible to use like instead of liked because even it is something he won't be able to do anymore and belongs to the past, he probably still like it at the time of speaking and will continue to like it

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  • But he doesn't still like it at the time of speaking about it. As you say, it no longer exists. He can still like the memory of it, but the orange sherbet can only be something that he liked. Apr 13, 2019 at 8:32
  • that was what i thought but (was not sure 100% sure) thanks for confirming
    – user5577
    Apr 13, 2019 at 8:45

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You must use liked, because the place no longer exist:

I used to. All the time. I liked that a lot. What a pity.

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