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# tenses help

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08 Oct 2012, 04:03
i often get confused with the usage of tenses like for example

like if i had a time ,i would do it tomorrow
if i had had time ,i would have done it yesterday etc

which types of tenses are followed with which tense?
i searched on internet but couldnt find summarized

br,
sarah

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08 Oct 2012, 21:15
sairasheikh86 wrote:
i often get confused with the usage of tenses like for example

like if i had a time ,i would do it tomorrow
if i had had time ,i would have done it yesterday etc

which types of tenses are followed with which tense?
i searched on internet but couldnt find summarized

br,
sarah

Are you asking about "if clauses"? There are certain tense pairings that work with these clauses:

-past/past, If I left early, then I went to the store.
-past perfect/conditional, If I had left early, then I would have gone to the store.
-present/present, If I leave early, then I go to the store.
-present/future, If I leave early, then I will go to the store.

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