I would like to ask two question regarding the use of " to promise". First one is that if I can make it clear by saying only one sentence that a promise was not kept by someone in the past.
For example, Jamie promised that he would give his car to Alex for last weekend but he did not. When Alex mention this to his another friend, do I need to explain he didn't keep the promise with another sentence or is there a way to say it in one sentence?
- Alex : Jamie promised that he would lent me his car for the last weekend.
How to make it clear Jamie didn't keep his promise.
Does Alex have to add that
but he didn't keep his promise
My second question is that if I can use present future tense with past tense form of "to promise" for a promise made in the past to do something in the future.
For example :
Somebody says in June 2016 that she will visit her friend after January 1, 2017. So because we haven't reach to January 1, 2017 yet, should I still use "would" for the action that will take place in the future.
Can I say :
She promised last June that she will visit us on January 1, 2017.
Because I didn't this kind of structures in the dictionaries I looked up , I decided to ask it.