Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: need help

  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Default need help

    hi. i want to know which tense is to be used while writing the answers from comprehension passage. i have been told to use past tense even if the question is in present tense..

  2. #2
    Teia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,881
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    hi. i want to know which tense is to be used while writing the answers from comprehension passage. i have been told to use past tense even if the question is in present tense..
    What is the context? Are you asking about reported speech?

    e.g.

    "I don`t have enough money to buy that car", Mary said. - direct speech
    Mary said she didn`t have enough money to buy that car. - indirect speech.

    I`m not sure that this is the answer you are waiting for. Please, write the context and you`ll get an appropriate reply.

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