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    Default Future Indefinite and Future in the Past

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following sentences?

    • I believe I’ll catch my train and arrive in good time.
    • I believed I should catch my train and arrive in good time.
    • Tom hopes his crib will not be taken notice of.
    • Tom hoped his crib would not be taken notive of.
    • Before dividing his kingdom among his daughter, King Lear is much pleased with Goneril and Regan and is sure that they will take tender care of him to the end of his days.
    • Before dividing my kingdom among my daughters I was much pleased with Goneril and Regan and was sure that thay would take tender care of me to the end of my days.
    • In the first act of the tragedy Lady Macbeth thinks that after Dunkan’s death her husband will be the most powerful and happy sovereign of Scotland.
    • Alas! I thought that after Duncan’s death my husband would be the most powerful and happy sovereign in Scotland.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Default Re: Future Indefinite and Future in the Past

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following sentences?

    • I believe I’ll catch my train and arrive in good time.
    • I believed I should catch my train and arrive in good time.
    • Tom hopes his crib will not be taken notice of.
    • Tom hoped his crib would not be taken notive of.
    • Before dividing his kingdom among his daughter, King Lear is much pleased with Goneril and Tegan and is sure that they will take tender care of him to the end of his days.
    • Before dividing my kingdom among my daughters I was much pleased with Goneril and Regan and was sure that thay would take tender care of me to the end of my days.
    • In the first act of the tragedy Lady Macbeth thinks that after Dunkan’s death her husband will be the most powerful and happy sovereign of Scotland.
    • Alas! I thought that after Dunkan’s death my husband would be the most powerful and happy sovereign in Scotland.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    They are all fine vil.

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    Default Re: Future Indefinite and Future in the Past

    Tom hopes his crib will not be taken notice of.
    Tom hoped his crib would not be taken notice of.


    'to not take notice of' means a conscious, deliberate act of disregarding what one sees or knows. So -"Take no notice of how untidy the room is - we had a party last night and I haven't had a chance to tidy up."

    Is that what you mean?
    Or is it:
    Tom hopes his crib will not be noticed/detected.
    Tom hoped his crib would not be noticed/detected.


    Before dividing his kingdom among his daughter, King Lear is much pleased with Goneril and Tegan and is sure that they will take tender care of him to the end of his days.

    You refer to an action that occurred prior to/before 'dividing the kingdom' - (that of being much pleased) - yet put it in the Present tense: "Lear is much pleased."
    With 'before', only the Past tense version of the two sentences is correct.

    In English, it's 'Duncan'

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    Default Re: Future Indefinite and Future in the Past

    Hi David L,

    Thank you for your reply as well as for your proper notes and amendments.

    I support the latter interpretation of my original expression “not be taken notice of”, namely “not be noticed”.

    Thank you again for your backing.

    Regards,

    V.

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