Useful Notes Tenses Discussion

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07:51:19 AM Jan 26th 2012
"..."but for constructions that ought logically to use a treble past, English grammar shrugged and breaks its own rules: 'She thinks he did it', and 'She thought he had done it' but 'She had thought he had done it'. .." I was taught that correct usage here would be "...She had thought that he had done it...".
04:08:37 PM Nov 30th 2011
Does this really have to be a Self-Demonstrating Article? Reading it makes my head hurt.
09:30:16 PM Feb 26th 2012
edited by MagmarFire
I agree. It would probably be best to have articles dealing with language constructs in general not be self-demonstrating articles at all, actually. Doing otherwise severely cuts readability.
12:53:21 PM Nov 15th 2011
I just re-added a word that was dropped when the Useful Notes page was last edited, and now I only see my edit in the history. It makes my edit summary joke even less funny. :-/
07:34:05 AM Mar 3rd 2011
I was hoping to use this article to show a friend how to maintain tenses while writing, but since the author jumps between past and present tense in the article itself, I don't think it will be helpful at all. A clever trick, but not really useful when trying to explain how to avoid tense shifts.
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