Future in the Past is used to express the idea that in the past you thought something would happen in the future. It does not matter if you are correct or not. Future in the Past follows the same basic rules as the Simple Future. "Would" is used to volunteer or promise, and "was going to" is used to plan. Moreover, both forms can be used to make predictions about the future.
UPPER II ENGLISH LEVEL
NAME_________________________________________________ Date: May 7th
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UPPER II ENGLISH LEVEL
NAME____________________________________________ DATE: May 7th
Use "was going to" or "were going to " and the correct past tense verb for each
Example: A: Did you take out the trash?
B: I was going to take out the trash, but then the phone rang. (ring)
1. A: Is Dave coming to our party?
B: He _________________________, but he _______________________ a babysitter
for his kids. (can't find)
2. A: Are you making dinner tonight?
B: I ___________________________ until the power ________________ out. (go)
3. A: Is your daughter going to college?
B: She _________________________, but she ___________________ to take a year off
and travel first. (decide)
4. A: Is the teacher going to stay after class?
B: He ________________________, but he ___________________ out he had a
meeting to go to later. (find)
5. A: Are your neighbors going to sell their house?
B: They ________________________ until the real estate market
6. A: Are you going to buy a new computer?
B: Well, I _____________________________ buy a new iMac until I
______________________ my job. (lose)
7. A: What are Jim and Victoria doing tonight?
B: They ________________________ see a movie, but instead they
________________________ reservations at a restaurant. (make)
8. A: Did the plumber come to fix the toilet today.
B: He ___________________________ come this morning, but his truck
________________________ down. (break)
9. A: Did the kids do their homework yet?
B: They ___________________________do it until Uncle Joe
_______________________ by for a surprise visit. (come)
10. A: Did I pay the credit card bill yet this month? I can't remember.
B: No, you didn't. You said you ________________________ wait until you
_________________________. (get paid)