VERB TENSE ON WRITEN 1


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    aeadmin
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    I am confused regarding which verb tense I should use. For example, describing a line graph that depicts some event happened during the months of 2005. Should I describe in the past or in the present?

    #72459
    aeadmin
    Keymaster

    Hi Roberto,

    Thanks for the question. If it is a specific year, use the past tense.

    If it is “any” year – for example, see our task 1 question about precipitation – then use the present tense. In other words, if you don’t know the specifics of the time period, use the present tense. Also, if there is a projection into the future (see our population question), then you should use past and future.

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    John
    Participant

    Could you please give an example ?

    #72457
    aeadmin
    Keymaster

    Hi John, You can see sample responses for these in the back of your ‘Curriculum Book’ PDFs.

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