It's time to go/went to the station

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Dany

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Hello everyone,

I have a little question again.
Which word do you use for this cloze?

The train leaves in 15 minutes. It's time we _____ to the station.

I used "go", but my book says the answer "went".
This sentence is write in the present, therefor I thought to have to use "go".
Why I have to use "went" (past) :?:

Please correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot
 
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Susie Smith

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Dany said:
Hello everyone,

I have a little question again.
Which word do you use for this cloze?

The train leaves in 15 minutes. It's time we _____ to the station.

I used "go", but my book says the answer "went".
This sentence is write in the present, therefor I thought to have to use "go".
Why I have to use "went" (past) :?:

Please correct my mistakes. Thanks a lot

I used "go", but my book says the answer is "went".
This sentence is written in the present; therefore, I thought I had to use "go".
Why do I have to use "went"?

It's time to go to the station. OK
It's time for us to go to the station. OK
It's time we went to the station. OK

In the last example we use the past but the meaning is present or future, not past.

It's 10 o'clock and the train leaves at 10:45. It's time we went to the station. OK (NOT It's time we go to the station.)

We often use this structure to criticize somebody or to complain.
The car is very dirty. It's time you washed it.

You can also say: It's about time.../ It's high time....... This makes the criticism stronger.
Jack is a big talker, but it's about time he did something other than just talk.
You're very selfish. It's high time you realized you're not the only person in the world.


Hope this helps.
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Dany

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Now I have understand. Thanks for your correct and help :D
 
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Susie Smith

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Dany said:
Now I have understand. Thanks for your correct and help :D

Now I understand. Thanks for your corrections and help.


You're welcome, Dany.


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