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Five sentences about the role of education in successful financial planning, using different verb tense in each sentence with the verb in bold. Can you please tell me if the following sentences are correct?

My husband and I were talking about our financial goals. (Past Progressive Tense)
I know having an education plays a big part in successful financial planning. (Simple Present Tense)
By continuing our education we are investing in our family’s future. (Present Progressive Tense)
Financial planning will have helped us save more for our children’s education and our retirement. (Future Perfect Tense)
Once I obtain my degree we will be planning our finances more accordingly. (Future Progressive Tense)

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  1. They are all correct.

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  2. The verbs in my sentences are

    1. were talking
    2. plays
    3. are investing
    4. will have helped
    5. will be planning

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  3. For number 2, the main verb is "knows".

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  4. Is
    Having an education plays a big part in successful financial planning.
    Correct?
    Does
    Having an education plays a big part in successfully planning for the future financially
    sound better?

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  5. Either way is fine, but I think the first one is better.

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  6. Great! Thanks again for your time!

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  7. You're welcome. I'm glad I could help you.

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  8. Grammar - Anonymous, Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 7:50pm

    For number 2, the main verb is "knows".

    Almost right! The main verb in that sentence is know.

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