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    Default future and present tense in one sentence

    Can sone one help with the below sentence ?

    I will be taking couple of days off next week and I have update the calendar

    Is it correct to have future and present tense in same sentence or does it have to be split in to two sentences ?

    Thansk

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    Default Re: future and present tense in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ch102 View Post
    Can sone one someone help with the below sentence?

    I will be taking a couple of days off next week and I have updated the calendar​.

    Is it correct to have future and present tense in the same sentence or does it have to be split in to into two sentences?

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    Please see my amendments to your example sentence and also to the rest of your post. Remember that we don't put a space before a question mark, and that you must end every sentence with a single punctuation mark.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: future and present tense in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ch102 View Post
    Can sone one help with the below sentence ?

    I will be taking couple of days off next week and I have updated the calendar

    Is it correct to have future and present tense in same sentence or does it have to be split in to two sentences ?

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    You can have different tenses in the same sentence. Note that some people will disagree with the term "future tense" but that's a topic for another thread.
    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.

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    Default Re: future and present tense in one sentence

    Apologies, I completely forgot to answer the question in my previous post. Yes, it is possible to have a mixture of tenses in a single sentence.

    I was walking along the street when I realised I had had my wallen stolen, so I went to the police station and they said they would be contacting me later for a full statement.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: future and present tense in one sentence

    Welcome to the forums, ch102.

    Please note that 'I have updated the calendar' is the present perfect tense - not the present tense.

    Rover

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