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    Time sentence

    ''The report said that years ago city planners
    had envisioned building a facility that turns salt
    water into fresh water, and financial woes
    make that impossible''

    If I changed to '', but finacial woes made that impossible'' wouldn't it sound as something related to the report is impossible? Weren't the financial woes sufficient during the time of the envision? It would be incorrect this replacement: ''and financial woes had make that impossible'' or more correct?

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    Re: Time sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by GuilhermeRM View Post
    ''The report said that years ago city planners
    had envisioned building a facility that turns salt
    water into fresh water, and financial woes
    make that impossible''

    If I changed to '', but financial woes made that impossible'' wouldn't it sound as something related to the report is impossible? Weren't the financial woes sufficient during the time of the envision? It would be incorrect this replacement: ''but financial woes had made that impossible'' or more correct?
    It would be better with "but". The past perfect is correct but not necessary.

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    Re: Time sentence

    Hello bhaisahab; But why using past simple doesn't wrongfully affect the time proceeding? Thank you

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