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Rule "Future date, but verb in past tense"

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Description: Future date, but verb in past tense
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: The given date is in the future, but the verb is in past tense.
Category: Semantics (ID: SEMANTICS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/date-formats/#daymonthyear-or-monthdayyear
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • On 10/27/2040, we visited the client.
  • On 10/27/2040, I already informed the customer.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • On 10/27/2010, we visited the client.
  • On 10/27/2010, I already informed the customer.
  • On 10/27/2010, we will inform the client.
  • He promised to do it before 30/08/2020.
  • The date that was set is 12/31/2022.
  • The date given was the 08/28/2022.
  • They were supposed to be finished by 8/20/2022.
  • They moved the expiration date to 08/28/2022.
  • They rescheduled for 08/28/2022.
  • We won't have it finished 8/2/2022.
  • I wanted to know if I could start on 08/28/2022.
  • They had agreed the project would begin from 08/28/2022 to 08/29/2022.
  • It it set to auto-renew on 8/20/2022.
  • They were set to be processed 8/20/2022, but something came up and that date got pushed back even further.
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ID: DATE_FUTURE_VERB_PAST [16]
Version: 6.0-SNAPSHOT (2022-09-28 20:33:03 +0000)