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    the time of three sentences with "although"

    Here are three sentences with "although". But what time does the action happen?

    Although he go to the U.S.A, his wife is still in England now.(This means the man will go to the U.S.A, right?)

    Although he went to the U.S.A, his wife is still in England now.(This means the man has already gone to the U.S.A.,right?)

    On July,1st,1994 , although he went to the U.S.A, his wife still stayed in England.(here plus "1994" to refer the old time, it means at that time the man would go to the U.S.A, but his wife was still in England,right?)

    Thanks so much!



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    #2

    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    How many wives does he have? You have a few problems with subject-verb agreement in your sentences. Click Edit and try to fix your sentences first.

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    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    Thank you so much!

    My mistake! This question really confuses me..So..

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    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    Although he go to the U.S.A., his wife is still in England now.
    The first part of that sentence ("he go") is incorrect; it lacks tense.
    Note also that "Although he goes" would indicate a habit/routine.
    You need to think again about that sentence.
    You can say, "Although he will go to the US, his wife will stay in England."

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    Although he went to the U.S.A, his wife is still in England now.
    This means the man has already gone to the U.S.A.,right?
    Right.

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    On July,1st,1994 , Although he went to the U.S.A on 1 July 1994, his wife still stayed in England.
    That means he went to the US on that date, but his wife didn't.

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    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The first part of that sentence ("he go") is incorrect; it lacks tense.
    Note also that "Although he goes" would indicate a habit/routine.
    You need to think again about that sentence.
    You can say, "Although he will go to the US, his wife will stay in England."


    Right.


    That means he went to the US on that date, but his wife didn't.
    Thanks so much for your kind help!

    But can I use "past tense " and" future tense" in one sentence?(like the third one)

    e.g.:If he went to New York, I will meet him a week later when he is back.

    Or I should say:If he has gone to New York, I will meet him a week later when he is back.

    Thanks so much!

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    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    But can I use "past tense " and" future tense" in one sentence?(like the third one)

    e.g.:If he went to New York, I will meet him a week later when he is back.
    The short answer is, yes you can. However, that sentence is not worded well. Try,
    If (it turns out that) he went to New York, I'll meet him a week after he's back.

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    has gone to New York
    That means he is still in New York.

    Quote Originally Posted by MOYEEA LEE View Post
    Thanks so much for your kind help!
    Thanks so much!
    You're welcome. Note, however, that you can just click the Like button if you like a response or the Thank button if you want to thank someone on the forum.

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    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The short answer is, yes you can. However, that sentence is not worded well. Try,
    If (it turns out that) he went to New York, I'll meet him a week after he's back.


    That means he is still in New York.


    You're welcome. Note, however, that you can just click the Like button if you like a response or the Thank button if you want to thank someone on the forum.
    Thanks so much!

    But can I say:

    He prepared some food before he leaves.

    Thanks so much!

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    Re: the time of three sentences with "although"

    No.

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