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This is not what I thought it was vs This is not what I expected

When A close eyes and B send something, then A must guessing what it is after touching. And when A open eyes, then A says "This is not what I thought it was". When I see some youtube, then this ...
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We did not have a holiday last year

We did not have holiday last year (source ......) What is the meaning of this sentence i think it can be-(1) we did not receive holiday last year or (2)we did not spend a holiday last year
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Can we use tenses as we normally do to tell the listener the timings of the imaginary events?

When we talk about an imaginary scenario, can we use tenses as we normally do to tell the listener the timings of the imaginary events? By the way, do different subjects like those in the examples (a ...
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Should hypothetical situations always be written in the past tense?

Example sentence: I could follow her to find out what she does, but I risked coming off as a stalker. I think I heard somewhere that hypothetical situations should always be written in the past ...
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Mixing tenses in an imaginary discussion

Relative topic I posted last time:Tense usage in an imaginary discussion This time, I have some questions about "what if an imaginary situation is something mixing up different times" I believe many ...
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Tense usage in an imaginary discussion

When I chat with friends, we often come up with imaginary situations. What type of tense should be used in the case? Question: Can I just keep everything in simple present tense like "...