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  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #1

    People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    1. People wanting to pay less tax will take to the streets tomorrow.
    2. People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    On another forum people said 1 was correct. How about 2?

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    #2

    Re: People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    Both are correct depending on timing.

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    #3

    Re: People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    2. People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday. -- you deemed it correct in the above post.
    3. The person winning the badminton title last year died last month. -- you deemed it incorrect in this previous post.

    Is 3 incorrect because 'winning' happened before 'died'?

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    #4

    Re: People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    In the second, "who won the badminton tournament" would be correct.

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    #5

    Re: People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    Why is 'wanting' in 2 correct but 'winning' in 3 incorrect? They both happened in the past.

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    Re: People wanting to pay less tax took to the streets yesterday.

    Wanting refers to the future. Winning refers to the past.

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