Tense Shifting vs. Mixing of Tense?

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Is there really a difference between Tense Shifting and Mixing of Tenses?

asked Jul 15 '13 at 04:20 Ernest Estrella New member

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Tense shifting is a separate chapter in the English grammar. A quick example of how it works is the case when we quote indirect speech: "I will be there tomorrow," she said (direct speech). When retold, this sentence shouls go like this: She said she would be there the next day.

 

Tense mixing is the case of using incorrect tense, for example present tense in a text referring to a past event: She said she will be there the next day (incorrect).

 

I hope this gives you a brief idea of these terms :)

link comment answered Jul 15 '13 at 15:57 Elin Tomov Contributor

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