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    There have always been those who + [verb tense]

    Hello, everyone.

    How many of these are grammatically correct:

    A. But then, there have always been those who love awful movies.
    B. But then, there have always been those who loved awful movies.
    C. But then, there have always been those who have loved awful movies.

    Is sequence of tenses mandatory here? If so, A is ungrammatical; but, what about B and C?
    Also, if more than one of these are fine, do they in any way bear different meaning?

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    Re: There have always been those who + [verb tense]

    Quote Originally Posted by Prus View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    How many of these are grammatically correct:

    A. But then, there have always been those who love awful movies.
    B. But then, there have always been those who loved awful movies.
    C. But then, there have always been those who have loved awful movies.

    Is sequence of tenses mandatory here? If so, A is ungrammatical; but, what about B and C?
    Also, if more than one of these are fine, do they in any way bear different meaning?
    They are all possible. C is less likely than the other two.

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