1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the thi

farhankhan2007

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Hello All,
I wanted to know if we can use 3rd person singular with simple past tense.
Example:
1) How did that house catches fire in that movie?.
2) How did the police catch the thief in that novel?.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Yes, but change 'catches' to 'catch' in #1.
 

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Remember not to put a period ("full stop" in British English) after a question mark.
 

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Is it okay in American English.?

We don't use a full stop and a question mark together. The only punctuation that can go after a question mark is a closing quotation mark or a closing bracket.
 
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