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I thought you were one of those people who didn't like dogs.

I thought you were one of those people who don't like dogs.

Are both the above sentences grammatically correct? Is there a difference in their meaning?

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  • I don't find "don't" to be natural at all. I'd phrase it using "doesn't", not "don't". – Catija Nov 18 '16 at 5:05
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Break the sentence down:

I'm one of those people who don't like dogs.

I thought you were one of those people who don't like dogs.

Also, note that there are cases where the past tense is correct:

I thought you were one of those people who missed last month's meeting.

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