November 15th, 2010

  • mendax

Answer: Tense shifts in set phrases

igbc wants to know, is it ever okay to have a tense shift when using a phrase that is normally in a specific verb tense? (He closed his eyes because here it came — the speech, the confession, the apology, the whatever the fuck it was going to be.)

With examples from Bones and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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