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    Future in the Past

    This one is related to Past in the Future thread. Please have a look.

    Time line  -------------------------------------------->
                        P      Now              A         B
    Time moved on and what was 'Now' back then has become P (an event in the past). Assume 'Now' I am discussing what was discussed back then (event P). Does the sentence below sound right?

    Remember, I told you not to worry about event B, as even before it could cause any harm, event A would have triggered and prevented event B from occurring in the first place.

    Again, which grammatical construct does it belong to?
    Last edited by EnglishLearner007; 13-Aug-2016 at 12:50.

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    Re: Future in the Past

    It's OK, though I would use would have been triggered.

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