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    #1

    future in past

    Hi,

    -I was going to send you my photo today, but I forgot...Sorry...

    -Actually, I was going to call you tomorrow, but I changed my mind.

    -Actually, I was going to do cleaning now, but I did it 2 hours earlier.

    Can we use ''was/were going to'' with today , tomorrow and now''?

    Thanks.

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    Re: future in past

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    -I was going to send you my photo today, but I forgot...Sorry... It depends on the situation/context. For example, if it were early morning, when you made the statement, it would not make sense. However, if it were evening, it would be OK.

    -Actually, I was going to call you tomorrow, but I changed my mind. If you are calling him/her at the moment, OK.

    -Actually, I was going to do cleaning now, but I did it 2 hours earlier. OK, but I would prefer "ago" instead of "earlier".

    Can we use ''was/were going to'' with today , tomorrow and now''? It depnds on context/situation.

    Thanks.
    b.

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