eventually usage

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Offroad

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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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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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