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    about tense

    Would anybody answer this ??


    One widowed father told me how deeply he regrets that he and his late wift didn't tell their son that she was dying of leukemia.


    Here, the tense is past tense as 'one widowed father told me...' but I don't know why the red words were written in present tense...

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    Re: about tense

    Quote Originally Posted by son5018 View Post
    Would anybody answer this ??


    One widowed father told me how deeply he regrets that he and his late wift didn't tell their son that she was dying of leukemia.


    Here, the tense is past tense as 'one widowed father told me...' but I don't know why the red words were written in present tense...
    Because regret is something you feel about the past:

    Today I regret what I did last week.

    You can also have regretted something:

    When I was twenty, I regretted what I did when I was a teenager.

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    Re: about tense

    He stills regrets it.

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