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Time clauses (presents or pasts)

Time clauses in the present (about the future) They never take the future! They need to be in the present (present simple, or present perfect) When you get home, call me – not LoM: “When you‘ll get home”!!!I’ll be in … Continue reading

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Contrast clauses

Although we were late, we managed to get a seat. Even though* we were late, we managed to get a seat. We were late. We managed to get a seat, though. (Spoken English) Despite being late, we managed to get … Continue reading

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LoM: so for result vs. so (that) for purpose

You have to be careful with “so that” because “so that” is only used for purpose, like the Purpose infinitive, “in order to” (for formal and semiformal writing), “so as to”… It was a bit cold, so I didn’t wear … Continue reading

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