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    Hi,

    Please share your opinion with me on the follow write-out for improvement. Thank you.

    "Have you ever been in a position where you have wondered about how your
    boss (whom you think is not up to the job) came to be in the
    rank/position he is in? Have you ever been to a conference and wondered
    how that guy who gave that totally absurd presentation ever become a
    CEO? If you have, then welcome to the concept of the Peter Principle".

    Regards,
    Jeeva

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeva View Post
    Hi,

    Please share your opinion with me on the follow write-out for improvement. Thank you.

    "Have you ever been in a position where you have wondered about how your boss (whom [who (if you take out "I think", then who is shown to be the subject of is)] you think is not up to the job) came to be in the
    rank/position he is in? Have you ever been to a conference and wondered
    how that guy who gave that totally absurd presentation ever become [became] a CEO? If you have, then welcome to the concept of the Peter Principle".

    Regards,
    Jeeva

    Otherwise it looks ok to me.

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    Hi,

    My concern is the use of prefect tense and past tense in this write-out especially the part which, I've highlighted. Is that okay?

    Because my understanding is that one mustn't mix these two tenses in a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeva View Post
    Hi,

    Please share your opinion with me on the follow write-out for improvement. Thank you.

    "Have you ever been in a position where you have wondered about how your
    boss (whom you think is not up to the job) came to be in the
    rank/position he is in? Have you ever been to a conference and wondered
    how that guy who gave that totally absurd presentation ever become a
    CEO? If you have, then welcome to the concept of the Peter Principle".

    Regards,
    Jeeva

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    how that guy who gave that totally absurd presentation ever become [became] a CEO? If you have, then welcome to the concept of the Peter Principle".

    indeed, the verbs must agree.

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    Hi,

    I'm still not clear with "have you ever been to.." (present perfect tense) going along with past tense such as "wondered", "gave", and "became."

    Shouldn't they be in present tense?

    Do correct me if I'm wrong, thank you.

    Regards,
    Jeeva

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    Hello....is anybody there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeva View Post
    Hi,

    I'm still not clear with "have you ever been to.." (present perfect tense) going along with past tense such as "wondered", "gave", and "became."

    Shouldn't they be in present tense?

    Do correct me if I'm wrong, thank you.

    Regards,
    Jeeva

    "Have you ever been to" indicates past events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "Have you ever been to" indicates past events.
    Yes...I understand it's a past event expressed in present perfect tense.

    Is it okay to start with present prefect tense and then continue with past tense?

    Unless if you tell me that "Have you ever been to" is past tense or there's some kind of exemption here then it makes sense.

    Appreciate if you'd elaborate further, thank you.

    Regards,
    Jeeva

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