Sequence of tenses and more...
Could you tell me, please, whether the following underlined verbs are correct in terms of tense:"The spider was merely looking over our paper to see which merchant is not advertising, so that he can go to that store..."
2. Could I avoid repetition in a title by saying:"Good luck or bad" (dropping the second "luck"?)
3.Does anybody know what is the current corresponding word for "dressing room" in today's school?
Re: Sequence of tenses and more...
The tenses bother me. The initial tense is past progressive. It refers to a situation that continued for a while in the past but has been concluded by the present time. Because of that, I would use "was not advertising" and "could go to the store", both of which are in the past tense. I assume that the spider's interest in all of this was not being stepped on in the store. :lol:
Originally Posted by tangelatm
Yes, you can drop the second luck if the context is clear. We do this often with a similar phrase: In good times or in bad.
If the room is a separate room with lockers, it can be called a locker room.
If it is an adjoining room with hooks for clothes, it can be called a cloak room or a coat room.