[Grammar] Tense question.

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CharLouise

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Is it possible to have a sentence which involves two different tenses? For example:

"My husband will always invite his friends round for a drink just as I am trying to put the kids to bed."

"My husband will always......." Being future simple.
"I am trying........." Being present simple.

I know that this sentence is grammatically correct I am just confused as to whether you teach students that sentences can have more than one tense involved?

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Welcome to Using English.

Your sentence is just fine.

It's perfectly normal for sentences to have more than one tense.

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CharLouise

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Welcome to Using English.

Your sentence is just fine.

It's perfectly normal for sentences to have more than one tense.

Rover


Thank you, I knew it was probably pretty obvious but I just wanted to be sure.
 
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