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    a grmmar question

    hi! everyone.
    in the following question, a book says the answer is "in case it rains". but
    i think that it should be "in case it rained" in terms of a sequence of tense like "I had a snack, just in case there was no time to eat later."
    please give an explanation to me!

    The lady took an umbrella with her in case it rains this afternoon.

    thanks^^

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    Re: a grmmar question

    "in case it rains" is a clause that tell "why" the lady took the umbrella.

    The meaning of the sentence is that she TOOK the umbrella to be ready for something that might happen ( in the future.)

    It could also be: The lady took her umbrella because she thought it might rain.


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    Re: a grmmar question

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    "in case it rains" is a clause that tell "why" the lady took the umbrella.

    The meaning of the sentence is that she TOOK the umbrella to be ready for something that might happen ( in the future.)

    It could also be: The lady took her umbrella because she thought it might rain.
    Thank you so much for your reply!!!

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