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    OLADEJO is offline Newbie
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    when saying something in the past, should all the words be in the past?

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    He said that he will be there. They knew that they were going to be famous.

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    Default Re: correction of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by OLADEJO View Post
    When saying something in the past, should all the words be in the past?
    Welcome to the forum. As you can see from SoothingDave's examples, it is not necessary for all the verbs to use the past tense when talking about the past. Please remember to start your sentences with a capital letter.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: correction of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    He said that he will be there. They knew that they were going to be famous.
    Can we say "He said that he would be there."?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Can we say "He said that he would be there"?

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    If you remove the full stop after "there", yes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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