i am a newly qualified TEFL teacher and still struggling with certain questions students ask me about rules..in my last lesson i was teaching modal verbs, using with the sentence
"Its late, its time we went home" and my student was confused as to why 'went', indicating a past action can be used in a present tense sentence. for example, "it is time we ate"...
is there a name for this? or a way i can explain it simply...?
Many thanks for your help