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    Future Tense and Subordinate Tense

    Which of these is grammatically correct?

    Someday, you will be thankful for what I do.

    Someday, you will be thankful for what I did.

    I am trying to express the idea that in the future, they will be thankful for what I am doing now.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Future Tense and Subordinate Tense

    Use this then:

    Someday, they will be thankful for what I am doing now.

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    Re: Future Tense and Subordinate Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Use this then:

    Someday, they will be thankful for what I am doing now.

    I agree.

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