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Grammar Lesson 6: Shifts in Verb Tense
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What is a shift?
a change in verb tense
What is an inappropriate shift?
When the verb tense shifts when there is no shift in time
What is an appropriate shift?
When the verb tense shifts to match a shift in time
Correct or Incorrect? Jorge lifted his backpack and ran out the door.
Correct or incorrect? Juan broke his leg and we help him carry his bag.
incorrect (should be helped)
Correct or incorrect? Erika works on her homework while she watched television.
incorrect (should be watches)
Correct or incorrect? Janice ate too much and ended up with a stomach ache.
Correct the sentence: She sharpens her pencils while I passed out the test.
She sharpens her pencils while I PASS out the test.
Correct the sentence: Scientists think that this coming summer was warm.
Scientists think that this coming summer WILL BE warm.
Correct the sentence: Francis stirred his soup and then he adds the vegetables.
Francis stirred his soup and then he ADDED the vegetables.
Correct the sentence: Jaime took out his homework while everyone else stands outside.
Jaime took out his homework while everyone else STOOD outside.
Correct the sentence: As soon as I spoke, the microphone turns off!
As soon as I spoke, the microphone TURNED off!
Correct the sentence: The film is still making people happy many years after it is made!
The film is still making people happy many years after it WAS made!
Correct the sentence: My brother laughs as I tried to swim.
My brother laughs as I TRY to swim.
Correct the sentence: I am cooking dinner after the rough day I have.
I am cooking dinner after the rough day I HAD.
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