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    #1

    someday = the past?

    Hi,

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...day?q=some+day

    - Someday (also some day): at some time in the future: Some day he'll be famous.

    Can we not use 'someday/some day' to refer to the past as is my sentence:

    - Someday, she got married.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: someday = the past?

    We don't normally use 'some day' to refer to a past-time situation. We say 'One day', which can also be used for future-time situations.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Nov-2015 at 12:18.

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    #3

    Re: someday = the past?

    "Someday, she got married" doesn't work.

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