Which one is grammatically correct? Situation: I already bought coffee.

1) I told myself I'd buy coffee if I find my book. 2) I told myself I'd buy coffee if I found my book.


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For consistency, all words should be in past-tense. "You told yourself that someday when you finally found your book, you would treat yourself to a cup of the best coffee ever!"

My favorite reference book is "Woe is I" by Patricia T. O'Conner, where you can find this addressed on pages 76-80.

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