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I watched a movie last week. In a scene, there is a conversation like this:

- That guy is a good basketball player!

- Ah, that's cuz he never saw me!

Could the guy in the second phrase also say "That's becouse he's never seen me"?

(Sorry for my poor english, please correct me if I am wrong, thank you)

For learning: English
Base language: English
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    Technically speaking the correct answer should use the present perfect tense. As you correctly said "That's because he's never seen me" would be the right way grammatically to say this. However in every day speech we often use tenses slightly incorrectly and people still understand perfectly what we are trying to say.

    I hope that helps!

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