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    Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    If I want to say to someone that she is not going to join a meeting in an hour later, which one of the followings is correct ?

    A) She replied me that she was not going to join the meeting in an hour later.
    B) She replied me that she will not join the meeting in an hour later.

    Thanks in advance!

    Vincent

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    She replied to me that she will not attend the meeting after an hour.

    We speak the same language - Chinese.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    She replied to me that she will not attend the meeting after an hour.

    We speak the same language - Chinese.

    Not a teacher.
    "After an hour" does not work there.

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    Why not?

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Why not?
    The meeting is evidently happening in an hour. "After an hour" suggests that she will attend the meeting before an hour passes.

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vcheng1 View Post
    If I want to say to someone that she is not going to join a meeting in an hour later, which one of the followings is correct ?

    A) She replied me that she was not going to join the meeting in an hour later.
    B) She replied me that she will not join the meeting in an hour later.

    Thanks in advance!

    Vincent
    'She told me that she would not attend the meeting scheduled to begin in an hour".

    There are many other possibilities.

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    'She told me that she would not attend the meeting scheduled to begin in an hour".

    There are many other possibilities.
    So does it mean the phrase that follows should be in the past tense ? For example, it is incorrect to say:

    "She told me that she will not attend the meeting scheduled to begin in an hour" ?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Will not join the meeting or was not going to join ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vcheng1 View Post
    So does it mean the phrase that follows should be in the past tense ? For example, it is incorrect to say:

    "She told me that she will not attend the meeting scheduled to begin in an hour" ?
    It is not incorrect - if we are one hour away from the meeting.

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