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    Past tense with lest

    Hi guys,

    I have a question but I haven't found an answer to that question, if we are talking about past and we use "so that" so after "so that" we have to continue our sentence in past is that right in any condition, for example I did this so that this wouldn't happen, can "would" in this sentence be replaced by "didn't" or not, and could you also explain me how "lest" works in past with some examples, actually "lest" is making me confused, please explain me with some examples.

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    Re: Past tense with lest

    if we are talking about past and we use "so that" so after "so that" we have to continue our sentence in past is that right in any condition, for example I did this so that this wouldn't happen,
    Not really.
    "The chief apologized to them, and she changed the rules so that it won't happen again." is possible, for instance.

    can "would" in this sentence be replaced by "didn't" or not,
    No, I don't think so. It should be either "wouldn't" or "won't"

    and could you also explain me how "lest" works in past with some examples, actually "lest" is making me confused, please explain me with some examples.
    Please check some example sentences (especially the ones in the past tense) here: http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=lest&l=0&sugg=off

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    Re: Past tense with lest

    I am closing this thread.

    You have been asked more than once to break up your almost incomprehensible questions into digestible sentences. Unless you try to follow advice you have been given, you may find that your posts are deleted as soon as they appear. There is no point in our wasting our time giving you suggestions if you simply ignore them

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