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    This July and the use of a grammatical tense

    Hello.

    During the last three years, the shipyard repaired 6 ships. This July ferries X and Y, which sail under the flag of A, have undergone repairs at the shipyard. In August of this year MSR Gryfia has repaired ferry “Barnim”, another floating unit belonging to this owner.

    Does the bolded sentence use a proper grammatical tense or should it say "This July ferries X and Y, which sail under the flag of A, underwent repirs at the shipyard"?

    This time I think I am right but I may be wrong, as well.

    What's your opinion?

    One more question. Is it possible to say "This July" in place of "In July (of) this year".

    What do you think?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by JACEK1; 02-Oct-2016 at 15:35.

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    Re: This July and the use of a grammatical tense

    This July is in the past. You need a past tense.

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    #3

    Re: This July and the use of a grammatical tense

    The meaning you're trying to convey here needs using the present perfect tense. Otherwise, this bit, the last three years, could mean different things in – at leat – two different contexts I can think of:

    #1 – the last (= past) three years (leading up till now) [= your intended meaning]
    #2 – the last three years of the shipyard's existence [= speculated meaning]

    That's how I see it. Please wait up for more feedback from the 'big fishes' :)

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