Exercise 2

Choose the correct or most appropriate form/s to refer to the future in the past for the sentences below.

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1 I ______ Sam for money, but I didn't because I don't want to owe him anything.
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b.
c.
d.
2 I had a feeling that the party ______ a disaster. Choose TWO correct options
a.
b.
c.
d.
3 We didn't expect that he ______ like that.
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b.
c.
d.
4 She ______ her speech when someone threw an egg at her. Choose TWO correct options
a.
b.
c.
d.
5 I told you she ______ everybody. She can't keep a secret.
a.
b.
c.
d.

 

 

Using future in the past

 
Sometimes we are talking about a past event and we want to refer to something that happened in the future at that particular point in the past. When we want to express future in the past, we use the past of the regular future forms.
 
Check the following sentences to see the future forms and their corresponding past forms.
 
Future in the past - future forms

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We can also talk about future in the past using other ways to express future. Check the table below.
 
Future in the past - other ways to express future

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