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    as long as she received good grades.

    Catherine's parents decided that they would finance her education as long as she received good grades.

    Do you need to adjust the tense of the bolded clause to the preceding clause when using 'as long as'?
    Because 'Catherine's parents decided that they would finance her education as long as she receives good grades.' seems more right to me.

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    Re: as long as she received good grades.

    Quote Originally Posted by glhf View Post
    ... as long as she received good grades.
    I think it was in the past whether she received them or not.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: as long as she received good grades.

    No, you don't need to. You can use the rule for reported speech and back shift the tense.
    "They decided to ...; They said they would ..."
    If you say, "They have decided to ...", you need the present tense.

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