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    Wink passive causative or active past perfect

    I'm totally confused. I our discussion board I reported this the second statement and I received a "correction" from another student stating the first statement. Please help.

    1) They were going to have their kitchen remodeling and couldn't do any cooking.
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    2) They were going to have their kitchen remodeled and couldn't do any cooking.

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    Re: passive causative or active past perfect

    You could also say and wouldn't be able to do any cooking.

    PS The correction made by the person on the discussion board doesn't work.

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    Re: passive causative or active past perfect

    Hello Alexisgonzales and welcome board!

    I just write this to tell you that the name you gave to this thread has nothing to do with your post.

    Instead you could name it as:"After causative verbs: past participle or present participle"

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    Re: passive causative or active past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    The second sentence is mostly correct. The problem is that, "They were going to have..." is in the future - why couldn't they cook now?
    I don't see a problem with 2. ("The are going to have ..." is future.) This is all in the past.

    I was going to stay with my parents over the holidays last month. But [I found out beforehand that] they were going to have the kitchen remodeled and couldn't do any cooking [during the time period in which I would have been there]. So I stayed somewhere else.

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