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"At the beginning of the movie I'd imagined that they would die" if I'm still watching the movie? Or should it be "I've imagined" if the movie is unfinished it's present perfect but we're not in the beginning of it anymore? How do I determine how to look at it

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    I would normally just say "I imagined," but it depends on the context. – phoog Oct 16 '17 at 3:35
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    With or without contraction, At the beginning of the movie I had imagined (that) they would die becomes correct as soon as your expectation changes, whether that's right at the end or after the first three minutes. I think the only situation permitting I have imagined… would be when, before the movie gets made, the makers have a discussion so complicated it’s not even about their own, but about the characters’ ideas of what might happen… – Robbie Goodwin Oct 16 '17 at 18:24
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    Answered well by Robbie Goodwin (hint-hint). – Mark Hubbard Oct 24 '17 at 15:45