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    #1

    Post past tense

    what is the difference between the two?

    I thought they are going home now?

    I thought they were going home now?

    please explain!!!

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    #2

    Re: past tense

    Hi mamen

    This one I thought they are going home now? is ungrammatical in my dialect.

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    #3

    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    what is the difference between the two?

    I thought they are going home now.

    I thought they were going home now.
    Only the second is grammatical...

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    Post Re: past tense

    In the sentence 'I thought they were going home now' is it correct to say that I should use were because the main verb thought is in the past tense.

    please explain!!

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    #5

    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    In the sentence 'I thought they were going home now' is it correct to say that I should use were because the main verb thought is in the past tense.

    please explain!!
    Yes.

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    #6

    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    In the sentence 'I thought they were going home now' is it correct to say that I should use were because the main verb thought is in the past tense.

    please explain!!
    Yes, and that's the reason.

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