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Future in the Past

Future in the past is used when you want to discuss something in the past that you thought would happen in the future. It doesn’t matter whether the thing actually ended up happening. You use future in the past to discuss a plan or a promise from the past.

There are two ways to form the future in the past. One way is to use was/were going to + verb, as in, “He was going to go to the movies last Friday night.” At some point in the past, he had a plan to go to the movies last Friday night. “Last Friday night” is sometime between the moment when he made the plan and now.

You can also use would to form future in the past. Use would + verb when you are talking about something in the past that someone promised or volunteered to do. For example, you might say, “He said he would call when he arrived.” If the call happened, it happened after he said he would.

Future in the Past Lessons:

Slow on the Uptake

Breakup Albums

Trick of the Trade

Fishing

Take a Stab At

Trial and Error

Bowl Cuts

Water Bottles

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jasonhe2014

China

clear  thx

11:00 AM Feb 26 2014 |

richiegr8

richiegr8

Pakistan

Thank you very much…

07:10 AM Feb 06 2014 |

tibas

Algeria

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10:21 AM Feb 04 2014 |

SmartDuncan

China

whoa,baby.got it.

02:43 PM Jan 25 2014 |

lukman74

lukman74

Indonesia

Ok tq 

11:19 PM Dec 21 2013 |

zhuizhu19

zhuizhu19

China

ok,from here I know the meanig ,thanks

03:28 AM Nov 20 2013 |

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oroba

oroba

Yemen

I thought ,this lessoun would be difficult ,but it was so helpful 



Thanks 


02:10 PM Sep 15 2013 |

habib1122

Pakistan

ok clear this tense Future in past and use of should and would

10:25 AM Aug 01 2013 |