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# The government spokesman announced that the reforms will take place in

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The government spokesman announced that the reforms will take place in the following months.

A. the reforms will take place in the following months

B. the reforms would take place in the following months

C. in the following months, the reforms will take place

D. the reforms are going to take place in the following months

E. in the following months, the reforms are going to take place

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18 Jun 2018, 08:20
I hope it's b
As there was an expectation in past so would is correct
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18 Jun 2018, 08:35
tejyr wrote:
I hope it's b
As there was an expectation in past so would is correct

With the same choice, announced ----------> Would (Future of past)
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18 Jun 2018, 12:39
Future in past = Would. Future in present = Will.

Hence, B.
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18 Jun 2018, 13:59
urvashis09 wrote:
Future in past = Would. Future in present = Will.

Hence, B.

I finally understand this grammar rule. Just one clarifying example from SC.
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22 Jun 2018, 00:11
urvashis09 wrote:
Future in past = Would. Future in present = Will.

Hence, B.

Does this rule works always?
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25 Jun 2018, 17:46
Here the option with "would" is appropriate considering past tense.
So, option B is the correct one.
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17 Jul 2018, 23:39
I have query here
Its said once "that" is used then verb need to be present in its base form.

Will is base form not would

So should not the answer be A for above question
Can someone please explain this

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16 Aug 2018, 16:39
push12345 wrote:
I have query here
Its said once "that" is used then verb need to be present in its base form.

Will is base form not would

So should not the answer be A for above question
Can someone please explain this

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Hello push12345,
I don't think we need base form verb after every "that".
In this sentence, the government spokesman announced something in past, but the spokesman told something about future in past. He told that some reforms would take place. This whole event happened in past and whenever we want to use future form in past events, we use "would" instead of "will".

I hope that I cleared your doubt.
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