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    asked about tense

    which sentence is right?
    I have been studying for 2 years. When I finish the 5th year, I will be able to get diploma.
    I have been studying for 2 years. When I have finished the 5th year, I will be able to get diploma.

    He would leave as soon as he had hear the news last night.
    He left as soon as he had hear the news last night.


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    Re: asked about tense

    Quote Originally Posted by vthanhtrung View Post
    which sentence is right?
    I have been studying for 2 years. When I finish the 5th year, I will be able to get a diploma.
    I have been studying for 2 years. When I have finished the 5th year, I will be able to get a diploma.

    Both are correct.

    He would leave as soon as he had hear the news last night. Incorrect. "would" implies future action; "last night" tells you it is a past action.
    He left as soon as he had hear the news last night.
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    Smile Re: asked about tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    He left as soon as he had heard the news last night.
    That's better now.


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    Re: asked about tense

    oops

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    Re: asked about tense

    He left as soon as he heard the news last night.

    Even better.

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    Thumbs up Re: asked about tense

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    He left as soon as he heard the news last night.

    Even better.
    To me, the best of all!

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