Look at the following sentence which is about the usage of “Future in Past”:
Jack was to find out years later that the car he had bought was stolen.
I want to know whether Jack knows that the car is stolen when the speaker says this sentence? (I think that Jack does not know.)
What is your opinion?
Last edited by Shamsiyan; 16-Aug-2012 at 13:32.
Last edited by Barb_D; 16-Aug-2012 at 14:25. Reason: Fixed a little typo
There is no "opinion" here - the sentence clearly says that he didn't find out until years later, so he did NOT know when he bought it.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Thank you for your help.