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    Thank you.

    Even a low sound could catch my attention and make my hair rise.
    Do I still have to use the past form of 'make' above?

    Thank you so much.
    Last edited by panicmonger; 26-Nov-2010 at 08:30.

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    #2

    Re: Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Even a low sound could catch my attention and make my hair rise.
    Do I still have to use the past form of 'make' above?

    Thank you so much.
    Sorry, maybe my question is not clear enough.
    I hope this will help.

    Supposedly, I should use 'made' in this sentence because it is in the past tense, but since the word is after 'could' and they are joined by using 'and', so do I still have to use the past form of 'make'?

    Thank you.

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    #3

    Re: Thank you.

    /A learner/

    Since telling my own opinion is a motivation for learning from this site..

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Even a low sound could catch my attention and make my hair rise.
    Do I still have to use the past form of 'make' above?
    I'd say,'Should I have used the past form of "make" in the sentence above?'
    Thank you so much.
    I think that "make" is OK here.
    Let us both wait for a teacher answer.

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    #4

    Re: Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Supposedly, I should use 'made' in this sentence because it is in the past tense, but since the word is after 'could' and they are joined by using 'and', so do I still have to use the past form of 'make'?
    I'm still not a teacher, but this I know for sure. You're right, "make" is OK.

    Even a low sound could (catch my attention) and (make my hair rise).


    A low sound could do two things: catch my attention and make my hair rise.


    Even a low sound (could catch my attention) and (made my hair rise).


    Two predicates are ascribed to "a low sound": "could catch my attention" (possibility) and "made my hair rise" (fact). It's difficult to imagine a context in which it would make sense.

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    Re: Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    It's difficult to imagine a context in which it would make sense.
    It's difficult, but I am sure that someone will manage it.

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