tenses in subordinate clauses

Tenses In Subordinate Clauses

When the principal clause is in the past tense When the principal (main) clause is in the past tense, the verb in the subordinating clause also should be in the past tense. He said (main clause) that he was not guilty (subordinate clause). He asked (main clause) whether he might go home (subordinate clause). She was so weak (main clause) that she could not stand (subordinate clause). Exceptions There are two exceptions to this …

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