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1. Some researchers have argued that we learn most of the grammar we needed by the time we finish junior high school.

I think this sentence is not right and it should be "we would have learned most of", am I right? The main sentence is "have done" so the clause should all be in past tense, am I understand this right?

2. Last week we have received several complaints about problems with products sent to customers.

My intuition tells me that the latter part should be "sent out to customers". But I don't know what is wrong with sent if my intuition is right.

Could some native speakers kindly Help me?
Thank you!

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    Both sentences have errors.

    1. Some researchers have argued that we learn most of the grammar we needed by the time we finish junior high school.

    The best correction would be:

    ... that we learn most of the grammar we NEED by the time we finish junior high school.

    You can also say:

    ... that we HAVE LEARNED most of the grammar we NEED by the time we finish junior high school.

    If you want to use "needed", then you would use "would have learned" like you said:

    ... that we WOULD HAVE LEARNED most of the grammar we NEEDED by the time we finish junior high school.


    2. Last week we have received several complaints about problems with products sent to customers.

    You can say "sent" or "sent out" - they have the same meaning.

    The error is in the first part. It should be simply "Last week we received several..."

    Last week we received several complaints about problems with products sent (out) to customers.

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