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“Before it was too late” vs. “before it would be too late”

What is the difference between the sentences below? Mary decided to get pregnant before it was too late. Mary decided to get pregnant before it would be too late.
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english language - present perfect [duplicate]

is 'have got' the present perfect form of 'get' for example is I have got a coffee the present perfect form of I get a coffee
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“Would you mind if I use” vs. “would you mind if I used” [duplicate]

Would you mind if I use/used your mobile? One of my friends said used is wrong here. But I think it's grammatical. Who is right?
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Using 'will' vs. 'would' in this sentence

I'd like to know which one of the following is correct: I would like to have a job which I will like and which will earn me a lot of money. I would like to have a job which I would like and ...
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Is “attempt” a durative or a punctual verb?

I think it’s punctual because an attempt in my view is a specific action and not a process, but I’d appreciate your thoughts on it.
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How many tenses are there in English?

Do we have 16 tenses in English? With future present past future in the past in these forms simple continuous perfect perfect continuous Can we manipulate these together to create English ...