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Faulty Verb Tense
Transcript of Faulty Verb Tense
fifteen minutes of sleep. (all present tense)
The prima donna opened her arms to the audience, smiled, and bowed
deeply. (all past tense) Correct Examples Except for special cases where the intended meaning requires a change in tense, maintain the same tense within a sentence. Beth had been working on the research project for almost three years before she made the first discovery. (past perfect and past) For example... When a sentence contains a verb in the wrong tense or when an improper shift in tense occurs. Correct sentence: She caught the ball and then threw it to the catcher for the out. Recently the largest bank in the area lowered its interest rate on loans; the directors want to stimulate borrowing. (past and present) He went to the store and buys the chair. Correct Form! He went to the store and bought the chair. :) Another Example...