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    Default brakes down

    Is this "brakes down" possible? It should be "broke down".

    W:James promises his two children that he will give them a ride to the city library. However, his car brakes down and he takes it to the auto repair shop. Fortunately, James findsout that there is a bus that goes directly to the city library.

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    Default Re: brakes down

    It should be breaks down.

    The whole thing is written in the present tense. . . a common narrative device.

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