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    Default sentence converting into past and present tense

    I want the following sentence to convert into past tense and present tense.
    "It is a warm day so I decided to visit my friend, Vijai.The idea would be a good one as Vijai would live in a house near the sea and I think that we should visit the beach."
    I know the above sentence is wrong.what I just need is to convert it into past tense and present tense in a correct grammatical way.

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    Default Re: sentence converting into past and present tense

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I want the following sentence to convert into past tense and present tense.
    "It is a warm day so I decided to visit my friend, Vijai.The idea would be a good one as Vijai would live in a house near the sea and I think that we should visit the beach."
    I know the above sentence is wrong.[space] What I just need is to convert it into past tense and present tense in a correct grammatical way.
    "It is a warm day, so I'm paying a visit to/visiting my friend Vijay. It seems a good idea, as Vijay lives in a house by the sea and I think we can go to the beach". - Present.

    "It was a warm day and I decided to (pay a) visit my friend Vijay. It was/seemed a good idea, as Vijay lives/lived (depending on whether this is still true) in a house by the sea and I thought that we could go to the beach". - Past

    Native speakers/teachers may find more exact ways to paraphrase the text.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: sentence converting into past and present tense

    Thanks for your response. But the saddest thing is still no response from native speakers.

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    Default Re: sentence converting into past and present tense

    This native speaker has given a Like to Charlie's reply, indicating that I agree with it and have nothing to add.

    Furthermore, it's only been an hour and a half since your first post and it's a busy time of day in the UK and the USA.

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    Default Re: sentence converting into past and present tense

    wow.......glad to have your response. Thanks to all of those who are helping us to solve our problems sharing their knowledge.

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    Default Re: sentence converting into past and present tense

    I didn't respond because it looked like a homework question.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: sentence converting into past and present tense

    I agree.

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