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    Tense Variation within a paragraph

    What are the rules for tense variation - Can I use present tense in one sentence and then past tense in the second? See example below.

    Originally scheduled to be completed in November of 2008, the project finished two and a half months ahead of schedule, in time for classes to begin after fall break.

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    Re: Tense Variation within a paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by pharris View Post
    What are the rules for tense variation - Can I use present tense in one sentence and then past tense in the second? See example below.

    Originally scheduled to be completed in November of 2008, the project finished two and a half months ahead of schedule, in time for classes to begin after the fall break.
    It's fine like that.


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    Re: Tense Variation within a paragraph

    I think in the US they do say, 'after fall break', rather than 'after the fall break' In how many movies have I heard that kind of reference! I kind of like it.

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