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    2 tenses in 1 sentence

    Are there any sentence with 2 tenses ? Please give some example.

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    Re: 2 tenses in 1 sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    Are there any sentence with 2 tenses ? Please give some example.
    Many. Here are a few straightforward examples.

    I haven't seen him since he moved to London.
    If you say that again, I'm going to get annoyed.
    I wish I hadn't said that.
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    Re: 2 tenses in 1 sentence

    Thank you.
    I usually hesitate when I have to tell a story happened in the past. I know that most of the tenses must be past tense. Can we say something in the story with present simple tense ?

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    Re: 2 tenses in 1 sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by suthipong worasarn View Post
    Thank you.
    I usually hesitate when I have to tell a story happened in the past. I know that most of the tenses must be past tense. Can we say something in the story with present simple tense ?
    Yes. This is the first example that came to my mind:

    Yesterday I was at the park and I saw a som tam lady. I love som tam, so I bought some right away.

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    Re: 2 tenses in 1 sentence

    I went to the park yesterday because it has been a very hot recently, as you know, and I fancied a walk.

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