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    Before he announces

    Hi guys,

    Please check. "I knew I could finish my chit chat before professore announced anything" or "announces anything". We have to use past here right? But we have to use present sometimes with past tense. So when to do that?

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    Re: Before he announces

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    I would say "announced" is correct in this sentence.

    Can you write an example of a sentence where present and past tense must be used?

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    Re: Before he announces

    Note: '...before the professor announced anything'.

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    Re: Before he announces

    "Yesterday I brought some eggs and put them into fridge so that they get freezed. So that when I break them, yellow part did' t get mixed up with white part". Is it correct? If we have to use present in the "break" part so what is the reason? and did I have to use past after this sentence or not?

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    Re: Before he announces

    If 'when I break them' refers to a future action, I will use the simple present. And I will say 'won't mix with' instead of 'did' t get mixed up with' if it also refers to the future.

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    Re: Before he announces

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Yesterday I brought some eggs and put them into fridge so that they get freezed. So that when I break them, yellow part did' t get mixed up with white part". Is it correct? If we have to use present in the "break" part so what is the reason? and did I have to use past after this sentence or not?
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    I would say: Yesterday I brought some eggs and put them in the fridge to freeze. The second part of the sentence has been explained by Mathew; will must be used.


    P.S. No "freezed" but "frozen".

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    Re: Before he announces

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    yellow part... white part...
    I would call them 'the yolk' and 'the white'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
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    I would spell it with a double t.

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    <<<I would say: Yesterday I brought some eggs and put them in the fridge to freeze. The second part of the sentence has been explained by Mathew; will must be used. >>>

    The "fridge" does not "freeze" anything. The "freezer" does that.

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    Re: Before he announces

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    when I break them
    Will frozen eggs break open by themselves due to expansion?

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    I have no idea. I have never tried to freeze an egg.

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