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    eventually usage

    Teachers,

    I thought 'eventually' meant that something will happen someday, right?

    Look at this sentence:

    Eventually she divorced him. It was a pity she had not done so earlier.

    Shouldn't it be 'Eventually she will divorce him...'

    I appreciate any help.

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    Re: eventually usage

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Teachers,

    I thought 'eventually' meant that something will happen someday, right?

    Look at this sentence:

    Eventually she divorced him. It was a pity she had not done so earlier.

    Shouldn't it be 'Eventually she will divorce him...'

    I appreciate any help.
    Eventually is an adverb. Another adverb that could be used is finally and both words suggest an action completed after a long wait. Just remember that yes you are right about the use of the word for the future tense, but it is after all, an adverb.

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