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    belly_ttt is offline Senior Member
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    Glorious summer seems to have passed half way already. I now got 24 hours a day to fulfill the dream I was nurturing during the previous school year
    Is was nurturing the perfect tense for this sentence? Obiviously I can use the past tense, but I think adding a past continuous will make the sentence sound more continuous

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    Default Re: Are those sentence grammatically correct?

    "I have now got 24 hours a day in which to fulfil the dream I was nurturing through the last school year".

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    Why during is unacceptable here, Anglika?

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    Default Re: Are those sentence grammatically correct?

    It does not have to implication that the nurturing took place throughout the school year, but at some point(s) during it.

    I would actually amend my sentence to "throughout the school year".

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    Default Re: Are those sentence grammatically correct?

    hm... But I want to say that I want to fulfill my dream since the beginning of the schoolyear?

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    Default Re: Are those sentence grammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    hm... But I want to say that I want to fulfill my dream since the beginning of the schoolyear?
    Then say "...I have been nurturing since the beginning of the school year". [note the change of tense].

    It is a good clear statement.

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    I don't think my original sentence is at odds with your in the last meaning, anglika

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