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    • Join Date: Oct 2005
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    #1

    need explanning !

    hi,herewith a sentence that i dont understand : " it's time we left " why we use the verb "left " in the past tense ? can we use it in the present tense ,as i think it's in the present tense, thanks you and bye !


    • Join Date: Jan 2006
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    #2

    Re: need explanning !

    The sentence could be put with an infinitive as in 'It's time for us to leave.' However, the past tense makes the urgency of leaving more obvious.

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