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Here some important rules to combine sentences in Past and Future tenses. If you don’t know the rules you often get confused or make incorrect sentences.

1. PAST TENSE:

Incomplete sentences starting with subordinate conjunctions when, before etc. should be made in past indefinite:

1. When Mohan came they had been watching a movie for one hour. (They had been watching a movie for one hour. Just then Mohan came.)
2. My grandfather had gone for a walk before I got up. (My grandfather had gone for a walk. I had not got up by then.)
3. We had reached the college before rain started. (We had reached the college. Rain had not started by then.)

2. FUTURE TENSE

Incomplete sentences starting with subordinate conjunctions when, before, if etc. should be made in present indefinite (or using is, am, are in case there is no verb)..

1. Children will have completed home work before father comes back from market. (Children will have completed home work. Father will not have come back from market by then.)
1. If it is holiday tomorrow we shall go on picnic. (We shall go on picnic. The condition is that it should be holiday tomorrow.)
2. We shall take lunch together when you reach here. (We shall take lunch together. It is necessary for you to reach here first.)

2. IMPERATIVE SENTENCES:

The rule here is similar to the rule used in Future Tense. Incomplete sentences starting with subordinate conjunctions when, before, if etc. should be made in present indefinite (or using is, am, are in case there is no verb)..

1. Complete the order before they call. (They will call. Complete the order by then.)
2. Give him some money if he asks. (Give him some money. The condition is that he should ask.)
3. Go to market when your mother gets up. (Go to market. Your mother should get up by then.)

  2 Responses to “Simple Combined Sentence-Making of Daily Use”

  1. its a amazing website to learn english through easy rules.could someone solve my problem about (TO BE) , it is a part of infinitive passive .
    thanks

  2. i want to know about daily usage English and about tenses too…
    thanks and addvance

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