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Tenses   (From Seinfeld) #1 (permalink) Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:03 am   Tenses (From Seinfeld)
 

I found this on a website:

[Tenant's Committee, Florida]

Mrs Choate wears a look of shocked realisation. She stands and addresses Morty.

MRS. CHOATE: It's him. (pointing at Morty) It's your son. Now I know where I saw
him. He stole my marble rye.

MORTY: My son never stole anything. He's a good boy.

RALPH: They should lock him up.

MRS. CHOATE: (pointing at Morty) Like father, like son. (thumps table) I change
my vote. I vote to impeach!

BUILDING B: Me too. I change my vote.

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Is it correct to use present tense there?

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Tenses   (From Seinfeld) #2 (permalink) Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:35 am   Tenses (From Seinfeld)
 

Yes. Now I know where the other question came from.

I change' there acts like 'I am changing'.

She has very recently voted and now she is announcing a change of vote.

Of course, the change of vote under such circumstances shouldn't be allowed.
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