Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sequence of tenses: when the main clause is in the past tense

December 13, 2012

Sometimes the time expressed in the main clause is different from the time expressed in a subordinate clause. This can confuse ESL students because they don’t know whether it is appropriate to use different tenses in the different clauses of a sentence. Modal verbs also convey a sense of time. They can be confusing too. […]

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