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    Can someone tell me if these questions are gramatically correct?

    Hi,

    I got this question on an exam;

    I __________ the clothes on Wednesday.

    A - Wash
    B - Washes
    C - Washs
    D - Washed

    from what I know, there are 2 possible answers for this question, and I think that the most accurate one in this case is the answer " D ", " washed "

    Now, the person who posted the question says that this sentence is a present simple sentence and the correct answer is " A ", " wash "

    I argued with him that as he didn't add a plural " s " to the word Wednesday, this indicates a single Wednesday and thus the sentence is closer to the past tense.

    So, who of us is right?


    I would be so thankful if a teacher answered this

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    Re: Can someone tell me if these questions are gramatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by valmerity View Post
    Hi,

    I got this question on an exam;

    I __________ the clothes on Wednesday.

    A - Wash
    B - Washes
    C - Washs
    D - Washed

    from what I know, there are 2 possible answers for this question, and I think that the most accurate one in this case is the answer " D ", " washed "

    Now, the person who posted the question says that this sentence is a present simple sentence and the correct answer is " A ", " wash "

    I argued with him that as he didn't add a plural " s " to the word Wednesday, this indicates a single Wednesday and thus the sentence is closer to the past tense.

    So, who of us is right?


    I would be so thankful if a teacher answered this
    I agree with you. Clearly B and C are incorrect. D fits perfectly:

    I washed the clothes on Wednesday.

    If it were A, it should read:

    I wash the clothes on a Wednesday.
    or
    I wash the clothes on Wednesdays.

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