I ve been watching this film for 30 minutes and I (have) already cried so I was happy when I received your message for my birthday.

Do the tenses fit here? I think so

  • It seems to be a non-sequitur. Why does crying at a film make you particularly hap to receive a birthday message.
    – James K
    Jan 8 at 22:15
  • because the film was very sad I forgot it sorry
    – Yves Lefol
    Jan 9 at 6:16
  • It's not the tenses that are "suspect" here - it's use of the word when in that so- clause. On a superficial reading so I was happy could be seen as referring back to what's already been said (gives the impression you might have been weeping "tears of joy" watching the film). That's why @James initially misinterpreted it. Jan 9 at 14:21


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