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    So that

    Hi guys,

    Please explain. We say "We sent you information yesterday in order to make sure that you recieved it in time" but "I put eggs in ftidge so that I take them out I do not get freezed eggs". So why we are using past in first and present in second after "So that"?

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    Re: So that

    "I put eggs in ftidge so that I take them out I do not get freezed eggs."
    This is an incorrect sentence.

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    Re: So that

    Tufguy, I'd suggest you correct your post because there're your typical typos.
    I believe one day we'll ignore your posts until they're written perfectly.
    I'm saying it because it's difficult to read what you write.


    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: So that

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Please explain.

    We say "We sent you information yesterday in order to make sure that you recieved received it in time" but "I put eggs in the ftidge fridge so that when I take them out I do not get freezed frozen eggs". So why do we are using the past tense in the first and the present tense in the second after "So that"?
    I must be feeling charitable this evening so I'm going to correct and reply to this one.

    The first example refers to one specific event in the past so the simple past is appropriate. The second refers to a habitual action for which we invariably use the present tense.

    I don't understand the logic of putting eggs in the fridge so that you don't have frozen eggs. To get frozen eggs, they would b in the freezer. I don't know anyone who puts their eggs in the freezer! If you put your eggs in the fridge, it's so that you don't have warm eggs. Or you could keep them in the fridge most of the time but then take them out of the fridge shortly before cooking them, so that you don't have cold eggs.

    You really can't freeze eggs!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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