I am really confused why you are all evading the simple question - WHAT IS PAST?
I simply put it this way:
PAST means before now (present/ current time) - before the moment of speaking.
When you say YESTERDAY which is obviously in the past, then you should be really wasting the time to seek a "future yesterday" because "yesterday" is semantically and PRAGMATICALLY in the past (before the moment of speaking). Isn't that sensible? Thus, you cannot even juxtapose YESTERDAY with FUTURE. Now, why you are expecting a "fututre yesterday" I really can't get over.
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Last edited by godfingers; 14-Feb-2008 at 00:54.