Monday, March 19, 2012

Use of the wrong tense

Using will/’ll instead of would/’d in a subordinate clause.

Don’t say: He said (that) he will/’ll come tomorrow.

ΓΌ Say: He said (that) he would/’d come tomorrow.

Will/’ll changes to would/’d in subordinate clauses, when the verb in the main clause is in past tense.

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