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Re: There Is No Now???

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Posted by Mohammad Isa Mirsiam on December 24, 2000 06:53:22 UTC

No such thing as "Now".

I can't believe they then voted for GW Bush!
- refers to a past act

How many hippos would it then take to crowd a lake? - refers to a future act

Can't use the word then to mean the time I am actually writing this message.

The above sentences are actually more correct in that the points of reference are all relevant to the PAST from the point of the reference of the point of forever! (or eternity-future and eternity-past)

Thanks for demostrating with your examples on how our language would be better served if we wrote in this manner, as the one who writes this then, is a witness to these examples as explained.

Best Regards


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