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    Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense verb:

    Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense verb:

    I got free movie passes, so I thought I will go see a movie.

    Under any circumstances?

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    Re: Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense ver

    If you make the last part a quote, it works.

    I got free movie tickets so I thought "I will go and see a movie".

    Otherwise, it doesn't work and you need to change "will" to "would".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense ver

    I would not call "I will go" present tense. For me it is future tense. Some disagree that English has a future tense, but I am not one of them.

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    Re: Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense ver

    The thought of eating raw meat disgusts me.
    It's the thought that counts.

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    Re: Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense ver

    I can't think of a sentence with verb 'thought' being followed by the present tense, unless you're quoting.
    "I thought, 'I'm still young. I can start over.'"

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    Re: Is there in any circumstance where thought can be followed by a present tense ver

    Those are cute, teechar, but they are not verbs.

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