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She said I could borrow her camera as long as I ___ care of it.

Take / Took / would take.

We had this question answered in class and I think my teacher's answer was incorrect. (as he states that only “took” is right)

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She said I could borrow her camera as long as I took care of it.

seems most natural to me of the three alternatives in the question. I would be more inclined to say

She said that I could borrow her camera as long as I took care of it.

but then my personal style tends toward the wordy.

Using "take" simply does not agree in tense. "would take" is possible, but I think awkward.

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