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Quite confused about it. Here is a sentence:

  • I was wondering if you could lend me a few dollars until I get paid on Friday.

Why is got or would get improper here?

Compared with:

  • I said I would go there tomorrow. (Would, not will)
  • If you go there tomorrow, I will lend you some money. (Go, not will go)

Should I say:

  • He said that he would not be able to talk until he gets his microphone tomorrow. And
  • He said that he would not be able to talk until he got his microphone the next day.

Please tell me if I'm wrong and why it is so, Thx.

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    If the first sentence is direct speech and you are speaking on say Monday, before getting paid, it has to be get. Either get or got could be used if it was counterfactual (I had been wondering if he could lend me a few dollars before I got paid this Friday, but I've heard he's broke). If Friday is in the past, it has to be got (why did you come over that day? I was wondering if you could lend me a few dollars until I got paid on Friday). – user96060 Jun 23 '19 at 5:52
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    The same applies to your last two sentences, except that these are reported speech, which means you can use got instead of get even if he hasn't yet got the mic. – user96060 Jun 23 '19 at 5:53
  • @Minty Thanks a lot. I think I've understood your explanation. Indeed, I used to believe this law (using got instead of get) on reported speech is also correct in any object clause. But it seems that I'm totally wrong. ;P – 谢卓然 Jun 23 '19 at 6:16

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