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    Have you ever dreamed...

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    1) Have you ever dreamed that you are running away from something or falling off something?

    2) Have you ever dreamed that you were running away from something or falling off something?

    I always thought that (2) is the correct answer since it's a dream in the past. Is (1) also correct? If so why?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by vcolts; 26-Sep-2012 at 22:19.

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    Re: Tense Q

    Quote Originally Posted by vcolts View Post
    Ex.

    1) Have you ever dreamed that you are running away from something or falling off something?

    2) Have you ever dreamed that you were running away from something or falling off something?

    I always thought that (2) is the correct answer since it's a dream in the past. Is (1) also correct? If so why?

    Thanks in advance.
    Yes, it's correct. As for why it's correct, why not?

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    Re: Tense Q

    Because it's a dream in the past?

    You are saying that (1) is also correct right? So, there are two ways to say it (in another words, mean the very same thing), right?

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    Re: Tense Q

    In this context — yes.

    A better thread title would have been Have you ever dreamed. . .


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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Tense Q

    What's the grammatical reasoning behind different tense usage in this context then? Why are we allowed to use both?

    Can we use the other tenses?

    Ex.

    Have you dreamed that you fall from the sky?
    Have you dreamed that you fell from the sky?
    Have you dreamed that you have fallen from the sky?

    Are other tenses also acceptable grammatically?
    Do all of the above mean the same thing? If not, how are they different?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by vcolts; 26-Sep-2012 at 23:46.

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