English grammar and usage issues
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Please can somebody explain to me why the following sentence is in the past tense when it's talking about the present/future?
"Now you're 30, it's time you grew up and got a good, steady job."
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In this example, the past tense form is often considered to be the English subjunctive. It's not past tense in meaning.
Lucy is the author of Lucy Pollard's Guide to Teaching English
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Thanks, Lucy. That is a great way to answer Lizzie's question.