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1) If she beats him he'll claim she cheated. [non-deictic past]
2) If you eat any more you'll say you don't want any tea. [non deictic present]
I don't know whether it is right or wrong but what I know is deictic expressions referring to a specific things and non- dectic expressions not referring to a specific things...In this sense, in these sentences, in the words cheated(past) and don't(present), how we refer these words are in non-deictic past or present? And the terms deictic expressions and deictic time are have different or same meaning? Because in some books I saw deictic expressions referring to a specific things and non- dectic expressions not referring to a specific things. So please tell me which is correct?