English too has similar usages

AlanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

English too has similar usages

It's interesting to note that these two tense usages occur in English as well, e.g.

-- Oh, Albert's not at home. -- No, he was playing in a rugby match today, didn't he tell you?

-- What was the name, sir?

-- What were you asking for this painting?

-- Where were you going tomorrow?

Asked 1 year ago
IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you for posting that on English usage. Exactly what I was thinking when I decided to explore the discussion.

JohnC1Kwiziq community member

I was trying to figure out how could imperfect be used in the future tense but the explanation by Alan was very helpful and accurate.Thank you

English too has similar usages

It's interesting to note that these two tense usages occur in English as well, e.g.

-- Oh, Albert's not at home. -- No, he was playing in a rugby match today, didn't he tell you?

-- What was the name, sir?

-- What were you asking for this painting?

-- Where were you going tomorrow?

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