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Consistency of Tense

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A common mistake is to change tense in the middle of a sentence or paragraph
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Which sentence is correct?
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Which sentence is correct?
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Which sentence is correct?
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Is the statement correct? The football match will be abandoned as it was raining so hard.
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Is the statement correct? The test match was abandoned because it is raining so hard. Answer this as true or false.
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I was quite surprised how well I feel. (Past tense becomes present.) Surprised (past tense) changes to feel (present tense) Which of the choices below contain tense inconsistencies? a) Jim wanted to visit his grandma but cannot find the money for a train ticket. b) We were able to travel to Athens but could not find a hotel. c) They left the house around eight, walked to town and end up in their favourite pub. d) If I had seen the car earlier, I would have been able to avoid the accident.
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Tim wants to get a job but he didn't know what to do about it. (Present tense becomes past.) Wants is present tense; didn't know is past tense. It should be: Tim wants to get a job but he doesn't know what to do about it Which of the choices below contain tense inconsistencies? a) I get on well with all my friends as they were all really nice b) Sam cooked a fantastic meal and then had to do all the washing up. c) I got this souvenir when I was on holiday in India. d) The building towers above the others and dominated the skyline.
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by Vivekanand Vellanki