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    Unhappy help with tense!!

    I already got the key of these following sentence.However,i still don't understand that answer basing on theory about tenses.Please help me!

    1.1.Oh,you had been here yesterday.I_____ you______until tomorrow.
    A.thought/were coming
    B.didn’t think/were coming.
    C.think/will come.
    D.thought/were not coming.
    Key:B.
    ???: What is the difference between B and D?? I think they have the same meaning.
    2.2. “When ……………..again?”-“When he_______,I’ll let you know”.
    A.he comes/comes
    B.he comes/will come
    C.will he come/will come.
    D.will he come/comes
    Key: D
    ???: Please tell me the reason why they use "comes" in the clause "When he comes".

    3.It is five years since he began to study English.
    ???: Why the first verb is tobe (is) while the sencond one is put in past simple(began to)??

    Thanks for advance.

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    Default Re: help with tense!!

    Welcome to the forum, lynk.
    Quote Originally Posted by lynk89 View Post
    I already got the key of these following sentence.spaceHowever,spacei I still don't understand that answer basinged on theory about tenses.spacePlease help me!

    1.1.Oh,spaceyou had been here yesterday.spaceI_____ you______until tomorrow.
    A.spacethought/were coming
    B.spacedidn’t think/were coming.
    C.spacethink/will come.
    D.spacethought/were not coming.
    Key:spaceB.
    ???: What is the difference between B and D?? I think they have the same meaning.?

    2.2. “When ……………..again?”space-space“When he_______,spaceI’ll let you know”.
    A.spacehe comes/comes
    B.spacehe comes/will come
    C.spacewill he come/will come.
    D.spacewill he come/comes
    Key: D
    ???: Please tell me the reason why they use "comes" in the clause "When he comes".

    3.spaceIt is five years since he began to study English.
    ???: Why is the first verb is tospacebe (is) while the sencond one is put in past simple(began to)??

    Thanks forin advance.
    5

    Please:
    Leave a space after punctuation marks.
    Use only one question mark at a time.

    In the first question. 'you had been here yesterday' is unnatural English. I would have expected 'you got/arrived here yesterday.

    B is the most natural answer, but D is possible.

    The correct answer to 2.2 is D. In time clauses referring to the future, we use a present tense.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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