will/would

diyana23

Senior Member
Russian
Hello everybody!
Please help me to chose the right choice.
Can we use "Future in the past" and why not?
I doubted if she ..... see my point.
a) would b) sees c) has seen d) will
Thanks a lot!
 
  • MichaelW

    Senior Member
    English (British)
    "I doubted if she would see my point" - in the past I doubted that she would see my point when put it to her 'in the future'. The 'future' here is at some point future to the doubting, maybe it has happened, maybe not.

    I doubted if she would see my point. When I spoke to her yesterday, she did not.
    I doubted if she would see my point. If I meet her tomorrow, I will find out.

    The other three don't work, the tenses are wrong.
     
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