Tense Shifting vs. Mixing of Tense?
Is there really a difference between Tense Shifting and Mixing of Tenses?
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 :)
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