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    Grammar

    Dear teacher:

    Please read this sentence:

    We would like to inform you that we are going to open a new branch in the near future.

    The question is that would is in the past and are going to is in the future... how come that we use to tenses?

    Thnx

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by dreadful View Post
    Dear teacher:

    Please read this sentence:

    We would like to inform you that we are going to open a new branch in the near future.

    The question is that would is in the past and are going to is in the future... how come that we use to tenses?

    Thnx
    "would" is not past tense in your sentence. There "would like" is very similar to 'want'.

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