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[mass noun] The dependence of the tense of a subordinate verb on the tense of the verb in the main clause (e.g. I think that you are wrong; I thought that you were wrong).
- ‘The past tense does nothing but continue the sequence of tenses, and so the unfolding of events.’
- ‘One might argue that Strabo's loose grammar allows us to ignore a strict translation of the sequence of tenses and consider alternatives.’
- ‘You missed out on the sequence of tenses here, since a future can't be a secondary tense when the main verb is perfect.’
- ‘The theme of repetition recurs, but this time it is the repetition of the sequence of tenses throughout the text.’
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