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    present and past in one sentence

    Are my sentences correct, since I use the past and the present time together?

    One day, she said aloud you are still working on your project!

    The surgeon operated him on Friday which is a weekday in Iran.


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    Last edited by arzgol; 27-Jul-2011 at 03:14.

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    Re: present and past in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Is my sentence correct, since I use the past and the present time together?

    One day, she said aloud you are still working on your project!
    One day she said aloud, "You are still working on your project!"
    One day she said aloud that I was still working on my project.

    Thank you for your response.
    There is no problem using those two tenses in one sentence, but this particular sentence is wrong.

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    Re: present and past in one sentence

    Can I say ''The surgeon operated him on Friday which is a weekday in Iran."?

    Thank you very much for your respond.

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    #4

    Re: present and past in one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Can I say ''The surgeon operated on him on Friday, which is a weekday in Iran."?

    Thank you very much for your respond.
    Please note the changes. Friday is okay but you need a comma.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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