Re: Tense and aspect in English

From: Alan Repurk (
Date: Wed Apr 30 1997 - 10:04:23 EDT

Jonathan Robie wrote:
> Jim: What are you doing tomorrow?
> Mary: Well, I *was* going to my brother's house...
> Jim: How would you like to go horseback riding? I have a friend who has
> horses, and...
Would it be too much of a stretch to interpret it as :

Mary: Well, I *was* [thinking about | considering] going to my brother's house...


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