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    Post we are going to play the match last week.

    "we are going to play the match last week."
    can anyone explain why we are using "last week" with present progressive tense...??
    waiting for your response..


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    #2

    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    Welcome to the forums.

    Who is "we"? If something was last week, then the present tense is clearly wrong.


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    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    Anglika is right. Either the sentence is wrong, or there is something missing. One kind of possible situation that comes to mind is if there was a match scheduled for last week that was postponed, and now we are going to make up that match...we could say:

    "We are going to play the match from last week."


    Of course, that's not how the sentence reads. As it stands now, it is 100 percent wrong.

    What are we missing?

    Greg


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    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    Quote Originally Posted by ekajnabee View Post
    "we are going to play the match last week."
    can anyone explain why we are using "last week" with present progressive tense...??
    waiting for your response..
    Is there any reward money for the explanation?



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    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    Quote Originally Posted by ekajnabee View Post
    "we are going to play the match last week."
    can anyone explain why we are using "last week" with present progressive tense...??
    waiting for your response..
    This would be spoken by someone who has a time machine and could, therefore, travel back in time. There can be no other logical explanation, Captain.



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    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    thnx for response guys....
    basically it was asked by my a person who has been teacher for 8 years...
    maybe i missed 'from' in this sentence as u told..
    so the right sentence maybe this ,
    "we are going to play the match from lest week"
    is that right...?? it cant b wrong..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekajnabee View Post
    thnx for response guys....
    basically it was asked by my a person who has been teacher for 8 years...
    maybe i missed 'from' in this sentence as u told..
    so the right sentence maybe this ,
    "we are going to play the match from lest week"
    is that right...?? it cant b wrong..??
    No it is not coorrect. You can say: We are going to play the match continuing from last week

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    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    Quote Originally Posted by ekajnabee View Post
    thnx for response guys....
    basically it was asked by my a person who has been teacher for 8 years...
    maybe i missed 'from' in this sentence as u told..
    so the right sentence maybe this ,
    "we are going to play the match from lest week"
    is that right...?? it cant b wrong..??
    "We are going to play the match (postponed) from last week" is ok, as dragn suggested.


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    Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    No it is not coorrect.
    I'm not trying to sound argumentative, sarat, but my sentence is perfectly correct. Trust me on this one.

    Greg

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    Exclamation Re: we are going to play the match last week.

    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    I'm not trying to sound argumentative, sarat, but my sentence is perfectly correct. Trust me on this one.

    Greg
    With the additional information incoporated by bhaisahab, yes, I fully agree as it satisfies the essential reference point for the sentence in present continuous. It can be said this way also: We are going to play the postponed match of last week
    Last edited by sarat_106; 29-Aug-2009 at 11:05.

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