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Hi Friends,

When it comes to speculation, how do I use tense?

For example: I'll be out of town when the mayor gets elected.

Suppose I am writing in past tense, how do I write this? In the past tense, I have to write about something that's gonna happen in the future.

I'd be out of town when the mayor got/would get elected?

Help me out, thanks.

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Speculation is thinking.
If the thought is in the past, use a direct quote to say what you were thinking at the time.

I thought to myself. " I'll be out of town when the mayor is elected."

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anonymousI'd be out of town when the mayor got/would get elected?

CJ

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Hi, thanks. I meant more like future in the past tense.

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