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If any man hurts my daughter, I will hurt him as much as he has hurt her

Could it be past simple as at the time of writing the hurting if there was one, it would be finished and hopefully would not happen again . But what bother me is that all verbs in this sentence relate to present or future so may be present perfect is a better choice

If any man hurts my daughter, I will hurt him as much as he hurt her

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Your own suggestion sounds good to me:

If any man hurts my daughter, I will hurt him as much as he hurt her.

It seems grammatically correct, and flows well.

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    Aug 10, 2019 at 13:26
  • In what way does it not answer the question? They asked which was better, and I said which was better? Please advise what would be a better answer. Just shooting it down without giving any explanation or providing an improvement isn't very helpful to people starting out.
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    Aug 11, 2019 at 16:17

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