Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Which one is ok? 'I found out she is not going this Friday' 'I found out she was not going that Friday' 'I've found out she's not going this Friday'(Friday is in the future). Thanks for help.

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by RegDwigнt Nov 2 '12 at 22:26

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This is a very peculiar collection of alternatives, making the question too localized. And breaking it down into questions that deal with one issue each leaves us with a handful of duplicates. Start by browsing the tags past-vs.-present, this-that, this-next, and present-perfect-vs-simple-past. –  RegDwigнt Nov 2 '12 at 22:37
I'm not going to vote to reopen, because I think this is General Reference. But there's no difference between #1 & #3 (she's is just a contraction of she is). Regarding past tense in #2, this isn't uncommon - the was there reflects the fact that this information was found out in the past, irrespective about the timeframe of the (potential, now discarded) activity involved. Also, to my mind, the fact that prior to that discovery, she was going. I don't think past tense would be used so often if it weren't in a negating sense like this. –  FumbleFingers Nov 2 '12 at 22:39

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.