I never thought I would ever participate in a march, ...

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Allegro molto, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Allegro molto Senior Member

    Japanese
    Hello

    I never thought I would ever participate in a march, but it was actually quite exciting.
    (from MLK Day in San Antonio 2013, hurley’s hangout)
    http://hurleythurston.blogspot.jp/

    This comment seems to have been made after the end of the march.
    Is the 'I never thought I would ever participate in a march,' appropriate to be used even before the start of the march?

    Thank you
     
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    Yes, I think so: 'I never thought I would ever participate in a march, but today I determined that I would put an end to my apathetic ways; and so next week, I'll be attending a demo against ...[enter your gripe here].'.
     
  3. Cagey post mod

    California
    English - US
    It might be.
    I never thought I would ever participate in a march, but here I am. The cause is important to me.
    Notice that this might be said during the march or while people were waiting for it to start.
     

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