Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Pepperoni Papaya is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Vietnamese
      • Home Country:
      • Vietnam
      • Current Location:
      • Vietnam
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default hadn't changed/didn't change

    Please read this sentence:

    On my last visit to Wilton, I found that the village hadn't changed/ didn't change much.
    Can you please tell me which one is correct and why? Or I can use both?
    And also is this kind of sentence similar to "reported speech"? I mean what if I changed it to find? Then what will I have to fill in that place?

    Thank you all in advance.

  2. #2
    shoaib 1 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    111
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: hadn't changed/didn't change

    Quote Originally Posted by Pepperoni Papaya View Post
    Please read this sentence:



    Can you please tell me which one is correct and why? Or I can use both?
    And also is this kind of sentence similar to "reported speech"? I mean what if I changed it to find? Then what will I have to fill in that place?

    Thank you all in advance.
    "Hadn't changed."
    The idea of change is related to the time before "I found".So past perfect should be used here

  3. #3
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    21,674
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: hadn't changed/didn't change

    Quote Originally Posted by Pepperoni Papaya View Post
    Please read this sentence:



    Can you please tell me which one is correct and why? Or I can use both?
    And also is this kind of sentence similar to "reported speech"? I mean what if I changed it to find? Then what will I have to fill in that place?

    Thank you all in advance.
    On my last visit to Wilton, I found that the village hadn't changed much. This is correct.
    From the previous time that you visited the village, up to the point in time that you last visited, there had been very little change.
    "Find" doesn't work at all in that context.

Similar Threads

  1. Why is "change" but not "changed" used?
    By Steven Zhu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-Sep-2010, 17:34
  2. What should be changed in this exercise?
    By vectra in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-Jul-2010, 21:25
  3. have changed or have been changed
    By san2612 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-Nov-2009, 19:37
  4. only to find that everything had changed
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2007, 16:33
  5. When -f(e) is changed into the plural
    By albertino in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-Sep-2007, 10:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk