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    Hello,

    Which of the following sentences is correct to use?

    "She did not even glance at him"

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    "She did not even glanced at him"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy123 View Post
    Hello,

    Which of the following sentences is correct to use?

    "She did not even glance at him"

    or

    "She did not even glanced at him"
    The first one is correct because when we use the auxilliary "did not" the main verb is in the bare infinitive. If you used the past perfect "had not' then you would use the past participle "glanced", the meaning would not be the same though.

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    Thank you bhaisahab..

    There was an interesting observation; when I tried some similar sentence on Windows word 2003 [Though always not reliable, It helps me some times]

    The sentence, 'That guy did not even wanted a torch' gave a verb confusion for the word 'wanted' by underlining it in green color.

    But the sentence, 'That guy did not even wanted torch' gave no such error!!

    Is it an error with Winword 2003? or is there any justification for the difference?

    Please explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy123 View Post
    Thank you bhaisahab..

    There was an interesting observation; when I tried some similar sentence on Windows word 2003 [Though always not reliable, It helps me some times]

    The sentence, 'That guy did not even wanted a torch' gave a verb confusion for the word 'wanted' by underlining it in green color.

    But the sentence, 'That guy did not even wanted torch' gave no such error!!

    Is it an error with Winword 2003? or is there any justification for the difference?

    Please explain
    Yes, it's an error with Winword 2003 I'm afraid.

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    Thanks again..

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