I have a few English grammar questions about the tense forms.

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I have a few English grammar questions about the tense forms:


A. The correct sentence is: 1."Martha tells me she will move to a new apartment."
Why isn't 2."Martha told me she has moved to a new apartment." correct? Is 3."Martha told me she had moved to a new apartment." how the sentence is supposed to be?

 

 

B. The correct sentence is: 4."You'll feel much better after you have a rest." Why?
Why isn't it: 5."You'll feel much better after you have had a rest?"

 

C. The correct sentence is: 6."I had got the letter before they came yesterday." I understand this because it seems to indicate a link with the present, so you use 'had'. But why can it not be: 7."I got the letter before they came yesterday." Can't the sentence be indicating an event that just happened once and is over? Or is it because the time is specified that we have to use the past perfect?

 

 

I'd really appreciate the help.

asked May 09 '13 at 05:08 Dierdre New member

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