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Acceptable Shifts in Verb Tense

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Acceptable Shifts in Verb Tense

Verb tense consistency is especially important in modern English. In most cases, verb tenses must remain the same within and among sentences, paragraphs, and entire passages. Yet, there are a handful of situations where a shift in verb tense is not only acceptable but necessary to help express a particular idea.   Unacceptable Shifts English…

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Verb Tense Consistency Quiz

Test your knowledge of verb tense consistency with this short quiz. For each sentence, choose the form of the verb in brackets that is consistent with the other verb(s) in the sentence. Then check the answers at the end of the quiz to see how you did. Remember: Unless a sentence indicates a shift in…

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