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    #1

    As long as

    Is it possible to use past tenses after 'as long as'?

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    #2

    Re: As long as

    * Not a teacher

    Yes. Example:

    He said that we were safe as long as we didn't try to run away.
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    Just a language lover who is majoring in English.

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    #3

    Re: As long as

    As long as you haven't travelled to any African countries in the last six weeks, you can still donate blood.

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    #4

    Re: As long as

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    As long as you haven't travelled to any African countries in the last six weeks, you can still donate blood.
    NOT A TEACHER

    Technically speaking, present perfect is not a type of past tense.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: As long as

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    Technically speaking, present perfect is not a type of past tense.
    I think she just misread the post.
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    Just a language lover who is majoring in English.

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    #6

    Re: As long as

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    Technically speaking, present perfect is not a type of past tense.
    That is debatable.

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    #7

    Re: As long as

    It is is not form my head. My university English teachers (I study English at The Department of Linguistics and American Studies) have been telling me for many years that present perfect is always somehow related to the present, that is why there is the word "present" in its name.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: As long as

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    It is is not form my head. My university English teachers (I study English at The Department of Linguistics and American Studies) have been telling me for many years that present perfect is always somehow related to the present, that is why there is the word "present" in its name.
    It is indeed always related to the present, it is also related to the past.

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