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    Past and Future Tense in a sentense - I am confuse

    I had contacted Anita on Saturday morning and she said she will revert the matters to Clement immediately.

    If the above sentense correct?

    I am trying to tell my boss i have contacted Anita on Saturday morning and she promised me that she will revert the matters to Clement.

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    Re: Past and Future Tense in a sentense - I am confuse

    Try,
    I contacted Anita on Saturday morning and she said she will revert the matters to Clement immediately.
    Note that, usually the tense is backshifted in reported speech; e.g., "I will" => she would, but since immediacy is the intended meaning, will is fine.

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