Examples where the matrix clause is in past tense and the subordinate clause uses the modal auxiliary verb will:
It was very hard to leave and to think that you will never come back, and I never thought that I will never come back.
I thought that they will play with the children of aliens and buy expensive things each day. I thought that when my children will be at age 10, they will be able to handle spaceships and go to other planets without my permission.
I thought that everybody will think I was weird or something and then leave me.
I thought that the sanctions will not be effective.
I thought that I will be talking with something else in this conference with you.
They thought that the prices will go down.
(All are from COCA)
If you can use the examples above, then can you also use both the cases below?
- I thought that you would send me the photocopy.
- I thought that you will send me the photocopy.
If you can, there’s no way to know, by the sentence alone, whether sending the photocopy is realized in #7, I guess. Then in #8 can you tell if the sending is realized or can’t either?
▶ expanded contexts:
second time in his life, with military officers kissing his feet, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi had no choice but to leave. FARAH PAHLAVI: My husband was crying. I was trying not to cry. It was very hard when you leave your homeland, where you've been born, on a cold winter morning in an empty airport, and especially more than myself, my husband, who had dedicated his life for the well-being of the people. It was very hard to leave and to think that you will never come back, and I never thought that I will never come back. PETER JENNINGS: (voice-over) The country erupted in celebration DEMONSTRATOR We won our human rights by ourselves, not by the United States. Jimmy Carter knows that we want freedom, and we don't want his human rights anymore.
heavily crowded buses. They would have a separate limo for them and all the luxuries they would have. But this doesn't mean I will spoil them. They must study like I do. " # Prachi Shrivastava, India # " I think that most kids might be a little more spoiled and/or lazy, because as our technology' improves,' our lives will get easier and requiring not half the work. I will do my best to keep this from happening to my kids, though. " # Jo Warren, United States # " I thought that they will play with the children of aliens and buy expensive things each day. I thought that when my children will be at age 10, they will be able to handle spaceships and go to other planets without my permission. " # Shrey Datta, India # " My children will have computerized robots. They will play with weapons because weapons won't hurt people. Any time someone uses a weapon to shoot or stab someone the affected body part or organ will regenerate. " # Eran Bilbul
dear Jade... JOHN STOSSEL: (voice-over) On Jade's last birthday, she decided it was time to tell her cousins about her OCD. JADE GREGORY: I'm happy that you understand about my disease because I -- why I hid it from you guys was... JANICE GREGORY: OK, my love. JOHN STOSSEL: (voice-over) She'd tried to conceal her disease from them for years because she thought they wouldn't want to be friends with her. JANICE GREGORY: It's something she wants to say. JADE GREGORY: I thought that everybody will think I was weird or something and then leave me, and I was wrong. JANICE GREGORY: Yes, you were. JOHN STOSSEL: (voice-over) Telling was a relief. JANICE GREGORY: They love you just as much now as they've always loved you, honey girl. It makes no difference. JADE GREGORY: I always knew that. It's just -- that I really knew. JOHN STOSSEL: (voice-over) Still, most of the time Jade tries hard
is left of former Yugoslavia KING Tell us what you think of today's events - the rejection of the U.N. peace accord. Mr. PANIC: I think terrible. They just plain made mistake, in my view KING In turning it down? Mr. PANIC: In turning it down KING And now sanctions go into effect - midnight, right? Mr. PANIC: And that is another mistake, in my view KING Our sanctions are a mistake? Mr. PANIC: I think this is a- As you know, I continuously- From the very beginning, I thought that the sanctions will not be effective, economic sanctions KING Why? Mr. PANIC: Especially not against Yugoslavia. My idea was that we should put- that United Nations, if justifiably do not believe that Yugoslavia is helping Bosnian Serbs - the Serbs in Yugoslavia - helping Bosnian Serbs, they should put control. I proposed some time in August that United Nations put controls in our airport so there is no question that the Yugoslavian airplanes are not bombing Bosnian Moslems. Then I proposed on the borders is put
p.s. for #.5's original
And because this is not true at all, and I was not given any information on which the conclusion is based, unfortunately, it is not the best way to do it, but I would like to tell the story as it was, because you are the first person whom I meet after the telephone conversations besides my deputies and my chiefs of the departments, whom I immediately informed about the telephone conversation with the president. And since I agreed to meet you and today- when we saw each other last night at the presidential press conference, I thought that I will be talking with something else in this conference with you, but life is bringing us with unexpected surprises KOPPEL Full of surprises. Mr. BESSMERTNYKH: So that's the story KOPPEL I want to get into all the details of this, but first, since you just came out of a meeting with your deputies and the members of your staff, give me your own personal feelings. This, for a man who has risen to such a distinguished post, this must be a very difficult (Title: Soviet Foreign Minister Bessmertnykh Fired, source: ABC_Nightline, via: COCA)
in the Gulf, after the crisis, what happened was that oil prices went up. They went as high as $32, 31 to 32 dollars for WTI or Brent. So there was call by Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, after appeals made by Pres. Bush, himself. They went a long way in making telephone calls and asking everybody and appealing for increase in production of oil from those countries. So they decided to increase the production, they did. They went all to the maximum. They went all the way. So what happened? They thought that the prices will go down. It did for one day. Prices went down for 4 dollars, 5 dollars. What is the price today? It went up to more than $31, so it went back to what it was a few weeks ago. So it can not be reduced. The price of oil will continue to increase. Of course, it will increase more and more if the crisis will develop to a worsening situation, so the only way will be to have more oil