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Eg. According to the following year report the profits are up and the annual turnover is over $2, 000, 000.
Is this sencence gramatically correct?
Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Nov-2013 at 08:32.
Can you explain why "the following year's report" refers to a past event?
In this case the whole sentence refers to the past, but I want to say it in the present. How can it be?
Last edited by englishlearner77; 27-Nov-2013 at 10:47.
Please edit the spacing around your punctuation.
I've done it. Please answer my question above.
OK. Now it's clear for me.
I want to get sure one or two points. So, if I use (profits are up, turnover is over) refers the present situation and if I use (profits were up, turnover was over) will be future meaning?
I think you're confusing yourself by mixing up the time of reporting the action (the analysis of the profits, etc.), the action itself, and the time period for which the analysis applies.
To say that profits are up, you mean that at one time in past they were lower than either another time in the past, or now. Profits can't be up without at least two values for profits.
Yes, I do. I mean that the profits were lower at one time in the past and because they were lower I have to use (were not are).Am I right?