I would need more context before I started correcting tenses in the article.
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The following sentence is from an article on P.G. Wodehouse - Celebrating 100 years of Jeeves and Wooster
"Most remarkable is Wodehouse’s style, which is already musical and inventive and funny in the ways we will come to know and adore. "
I think it says 'in the ways we will come to know and adore' because that time his style was apparently not yet known and adored. Is this understanding correct?
Since the article is written in the present and meant for readers of the current time, would it not be better to say 'in the ways we have come to know and adore'?
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Olympian, please give the name the author of your quoted text.
Most remarkable is Wodehouse’s style, which is already musical and inventive and funny ..."
So the first part of the sentence is in the present, but the second part of the sentence seems to be in future tense ("which we will come to know and adore").
Would the entire sentence make more sense if the author intended to quote (and perhaps comment on) Wodehouse? I man if he planned to show how we will come to adore him? Sorry, the more I think, the more confused I am getting about the same. ;)
If he is writing about Wodehouse and is introducing a study of his work, it is fine to say that we will come to appreciate his style.
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Because of technical reasons, I'm not able to access your link, but I shall make an educated (?) guess and agree with SoothingDave.
I know nothing about Mr. Wodehouse's writings, but let's say that he started writing about Jeeves and Wooster in 1915.
The author is writing in 2015.
I think that an author wants to involve her / his audience in the "action."
So the author takes us (the reader) back to, for example, 1925. The author uses the present tense to show us (who, in a sense, are back in 1925 with the author) that within 10 years, Mr. Wodehouse already has a distinctive style. And we will come to adore that style in the years that follow, the author promises us.
P.S. If a subsequent post shows that I am all wet (completely wrong), I shall delete this post.
Last edited by TheParser; 24-Feb-2015 at 12:48. Reason: Replaced a preposition with a better one.