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    Which sentence is right?

    Which sentence is right?

    The career plan that I choose, doesn't start until next year?
    Or
    The career plan that I chose, doesn't start until next year?

    Thanks

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    Re: Which sentence is right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irasema View Post
    Which sentence is right?

    The career plan that I choose, doesn't start until next year?
    Or
    The career plan that I chose, doesn't start until next year?

    Thanks
    Neither is right, and the comma doesn't belong.
    The career plan that I've chosen doesn't start until next year.
    You use the present perfect because the actual choosing of the plan isn't in focus: the fact that currently it has been chosen is the important point.
    The grammar is correct now, but there is still a problem with the semantics. You've already made a plan, so it's wrong to say that the plan for your career doesn't start until next year. Perhaps:
    The career path that I've chosen doesn't start until next year.


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    Re: Which sentence is right?

    Thanks for your help Raymott. I always get confused with I've.

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