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Can you say 'He was currently' if the piece is written in the past tense?

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  • Can you say 'He was currently' if the piece is written in the past tense?


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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 04:13
How about "he was, at that time, ..." or "when she met him he was..." ? "Currently" takes what someone is doing and places it at a specific point in time - now. So to talk about someone doing something at a specific point in the past, you have to talk about it happening concurrently with another event, or explicitly say what time we're talking about. :)
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 04:19
'At that time' or 'at that moment'.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 06:07
Personally, I think you can. I would understand it to mean "at the time of the story".
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 06:15
I understand where Randy is coming from. I also would understand, but it would sound wrong to me. According to the dicitionary referenced below, currently can only be used for the present.

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