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    Exclamation what time references do these refer to, past, present, future, or all three?

    are my answers correct? The words with a bracket around them were highlighted in the passages.

    1. When you (see) her, will you say hello from me? The Future Past

    2. It always (snows) in winter in my hometown. The Present

    3. I’ll fix the car when I (arrive) home. The Future

    4. She (walks) in, (comes) right up to me and (says)… The Past

    5. Water (boils) at 100 degrees Celsius. The Present

    6. The next train (leaves) at 10.30. The Future Past

    7. Squirrels (hibernate) in the winter. Past, Present and Future

    8. If Amy (calls), tell her that I(’m) in a meeting. Future

    9. I’ll phone as soon as we (get) there. Future

    10. I bumped into my ex-boyfriend yesterday and he said: “Where’s that fiver you (owe) me?” Past

    11. Aliens (Fly) Over Roswell Past

    12. From what I can see, the team (looks) incredibly well rested, ready to take on their opponents.
    - A commentator speaks before a match The Present

    13. Butterflies (come) from caterpillars. Past, Present and Future

    14. Right, DeNiro (enters) from the left and (approaches) Pacino who is sitting on the chair.
    - A film director sets up a scene The Future

    15. Mark (writes) for two hours every day. The Past

    16. We (stand) on a beach hand in hand. “You will travel far,” she (tells) me.
    - From a novel Future

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    Re: what time references do these refer to, past, present, future, or all three?

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    are my answers correct? The words with a bracket around them were highlighted in the passages.

    1. When you (see) her, will you say hello from me? The Future Past

    2. It always (snows) in winter in my hometown. The Present

    3. I’ll fix the car when I (arrive) home. The Future

    4. She (walks) in, (comes) right up to me and (says)… The Past

    5. Water (boils) at 100 degrees Celsius. The Present

    6. The next train (leaves) at 10.30. The Future Past

    7. Squirrels (hibernate) in the winter. Past, Present and Future

    8. If Amy (calls), tell her that I(’m) in a meeting. Future

    9. I’ll phone as soon as we (get) there. Future

    10. I bumped into my ex-boyfriend yesterday and he said: “Where’s that fiver you (owe) me?” Past

    11. Aliens (Fly) Over Roswell Past

    12. From what I can see, the team (looks) incredibly well rested, ready to take on their opponents.
    - A commentator speaks before a match The Present

    13. Butterflies (come) from caterpillars. Past, Present and Future

    14. Right, DeNiro (enters) from the left and (approaches) Pacino who is sitting on the chair.
    - A film director sets up a scene The Future

    15. Mark (writes) for two hours every day. The Past

    16. We (stand) on a beach hand in hand. “You will travel far,” she (tells) me.
    - From a novel Future
    1. When you (see) her, will you say hello from me? PRESENT

    2. It always (snows) in winter in my hometown. The Present

    3. I’ll fix the car when I (arrive) home. PRESENT

    4. She (walks) in, (comes) right up to me and (says)… The Past OR PRESENT. It could be the present used for story-telling.

    5. Water (boils) at 100 degrees Celsius. The Present

    6. The next train (leaves) at 10.30. PRESENT

    7. Squirrels (hibernate) in the winter. PRESENT

    8. If Amy (calls), tell her that I(’m) in a meeting. PRESENT

    9. I’ll phone as soon as we (get) there. PRESENT

    10. I bumped into my ex-boyfriend yesterday and he said: “Where’s that fiver you (owe) me?” PRESENT

    11. Aliens (Fly) Over Roswell Past

    12. From what I can see, the team (looks) incredibly well rested, ready to take on their opponents.
    - A commentator speaks before a match The Present

    13. Butterflies (come) from caterpillars. PRESENT

    14. Right, DeNiro (enters) from the left and (approaches) Pacino who is sitting on the chair.
    - A film director sets up a scene PRESENT

    15. Mark (writes) for two hours every day. PRESENT (habitual action).

    16. We (stand) on a beach hand in hand. “You will travel far,” she (tells) me.
    - From a novel Future PRESENT (or PAST).

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    Re: what time references do these refer to, past, present, future, or all three?

    Guys, the question here is about the time references of the sentences, i.e. the meaning, not the grammar structure.

    Therefore:

    - It always snows in the winter in my home town;
    - Water boils all 100 Celsius;
    - Squirrels hibernate in the winter;
    - Butterflies come from caterpillars;
    - Mark writes for 2 hrs every day.

    These are all habits, facts, statements that are always true. It snows this year, as it did last year, so will it be next year; same with the boiling water, and the squirrels and butterflies, and even Mark does the writting every day, as in he does it today, did it the day b4 and will do it tmr. Therefore these all refer to the PRESENT, PAST and the FUTURE.

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