I want to reduce these two sentences into one sentence.

I was excited + because ı was going to see her.

1-I was excited to see her.

2-I was excited about seeing her.

And ı have onether question . Does the first sentence have future meaning as I tried to do or ıt has only present meaning?


Either sentence will work

Both sentences express the same meaning equally well. Sentence #1 uses a prepositional phrase while sentence #2 uses a gerund.

I was excited

This is in the past tense. You were excited but now, in the present, you are not.

  • The question is whether my seeing her takes place in the future or took place in the past. – user178049 Jan 9 at 3:27
  • @user178 It's a 2-part question about which of the two sentences correctly combines the two thoughts into one. There is also an added question about the first sentence expressing future meaning. I address this by saying that it is in the past tense, not future/present. I believe I have addressed the questions but if you see a way I can improve the clarity of the answer, let me know! – rpeinhardt Jan 9 at 17:50

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