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    Tense question.

    Is it possible to have a sentence which involves two different tenses? For example:

    "My husband will always invite his friends round for a drink just as I am trying to put the kids to bed."

    "My husband will always......." Being future simple.
    "I am trying........." Being present simple.

    I know that this sentence is grammatically correct I am just confused as to whether you teach students that sentences can have more than one tense involved?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Tense question.

    Welcome to Using English.

    Your sentence is just fine.

    It's perfectly normal for sentences to have more than one tense.

    Rover

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    Re: Tense question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to Using English.

    Your sentence is just fine.

    It's perfectly normal for sentences to have more than one tense.

    Rover

    Thank you, I knew it was probably pretty obvious but I just wanted to be sure.
    Last edited by CharLouise; 10-Apr-2013 at 10:42.

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