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    • bishal nahata
      bishal nahata

      I have a doubt....in the third sc question announced is past tense..so how " will be" is correct?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jonathan Wolf
      Jonathan Wolf In reply to bishal nahata

      bishal nahata Good observation! “Would” and “will” have very small differences, and this can be confirmed here https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/will-and-would#skip-link It is best to understand that in this context, the words are interchangeable and are both grammatically correct. In this context, “John said that he will not play tomorrow” implies that John will definitely still not play tomorrow. If we used “John said that he would not play tomorrow” it could imply that in the past he did not want to play, but something potentially has changed.

      about 2 months ago
    • bishal nahata
      bishal nahata In reply to bishal nahata

      @Jonathan Wolf Thanks for your reply....but if something is in the past tense like announced don't we use "would"? For eg., John said that he would not play tomorrow
      and if the sentence is like "Jon says that he will not play ever again"..because says is present then we should use will. Where am I wrong?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jonathan Wolf
      Jonathan Wolf In reply to bishal nahata

      It is because the verb "announced" shows that something must happen in the future. This isn't always the case, but it happens to be what the sentence is implying. Take this sentence for example: "John has announced that we will perform very well this year." John announced this statement in the past, but he is predicting that the team will perform well in the future. The sentence is past tense, but the implication is that they WILL BE performing well in the future. Does this make sense?

      about 2 months ago
    • RedDawg
      RedDawg

      Very helpful. Thanks!

      about 3 months ago
    • Ravi Kumar
      Ravi Kumar

      How can I give "Kudos" here?

      about 3 months ago
    • Ayush Dubey
      Ayush Dubey In reply to Ravi Kumar

      by giving a thumbs up to this video. You see all those thumbs up on this video, those are all kudos ;).

      about 3 months ago