My friend said to me, "I have a shop in this place." I replied, "I thought you don't have one in this place".

Was I right? Or should I use didn't instead of don't?

  • I don't know if that is acceptable for a native speaker, but I'd definitely use the past tense.
    – Schwale
    May 23 '16 at 19:55

Use didn't, since you are reporting what you thought in the past.

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    I agree with this, "I thought you didn't" for past, or "I think you don't" for present.
    – Sarah
    May 23 '16 at 20:30

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