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    Pavel H Guest

    Sequence of tenses

    Hello.

    I have this sentence: “It was now his turn to feel very glad, because when they got there, he would see his wife again.”


    Is it possible to use another tense of the verb “get”? (e.g. had got?)

    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Oct-2017 at 01:40. Reason: Removing bolding.

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    Re: Sequence of tenses

    Where did you find that sentence?

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    Re: Sequence of tenses

    I can't think of another tense that would work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Sequence of tenses

    Let's wait for the OP to answer post #2 before we speculate further.

    Pavel H, always tell us the source and author of any text you quote, please.
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    Re: Sequence of tenses

    It is my sentence, inspired by A. A. Milne. (What´s wrong with it?) The important thing is the verb form.

    He said: “When I get there I will call you.”
    He said that when he got there he would call me.

    Is it correct? Thanks.
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    Re: Sequence of tenses

    I agree with the answer given by GoesStation in post #3.

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