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    she puts so much oil in food or she put so much oil in food.which one is correct?

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    Question:

    • Which is correct?
      [list:3ed308ae5c]a. she puts so much oil in food
      b. she put so much oil in food
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    The answer is that either is possible, depending on context. (However, you need the definite article (the) in either case.)

    • a. She puts so much oil in the food she prepares that you can't taste anything else.
      b. She put so much oil in the food she cooked that I can't taste anything else.


    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Question:

    • Which is correct?
      [list:9597a8de86]a. she puts so much oil in food
      b. she put so much oil in food
    [/list:u:9597a8de86]

    The answer is that either is possible, depending on context. (However, you need the definite article (the) in either case.)

    • a. She puts so much oil in the food she prepares that you can't taste anything else.
      b. She put so much oil in the food she cooked that I can't taste anything else.


    Does that help?

    :D
    Additionally, we can that the third person verb form in the simple present takes an "s", while in the past it does not.


    He put it there. - past - no change in the past - irregular verb

    Whenever he makes tomato sauce, he puts fresh garlic in it. - present - third person - 's' form

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitySpeak
    Additionally, we can that the third person verb form in the simple present takes an "s", while in the past it does not.
    Um, say?

    :wink:

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    I thought that too, both are correct as long as one is present tense and one is past tense..

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    I agree.

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