Results 1 to 6 of 6

    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 8
    #1

    Lightbulb how cars are / were made

    1) Most of the cars (are or were) made in Japan.

    2) Our class visited a car manufacturing factory to learn how cars (are / were) being made and assembled.

    Thank you...

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2005
    • Posts: 2,045
    #2

    Re: how cars are / were made

    1. You can use either the present are or the past were depending on the context of what you are saying.
    2. Cars...are if cars are still being made that way.
    Last edited by mykwyner; 18-Aug-2005 at 11:42.


    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 8
    #3

    Question Re: how cars are / were made

    This is multiple choice question in an English test... not from a passage.
    In this case, am I right to say that it is more appropriate to use 'are'? assuming that the cars are still around and not scraped...

    1) Most of the cars (are or were) made in Japan.

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #4

    Re: how cars are / were made

    Welcome.

    Use the present tense to state a fact:

    1) Most of the cars (in this ad) are made in Japan.


    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 8
    #5

    Re: how cars are / were made

    Thanks to both of you for the clarifications.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    #6

    Re: how cars are / were made

    You're most welcome, kohls0607.

Similar Threads

  1. "be made of" & "be made from"?
    By simile in forum Frequently Asked Questions
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 23-Oct-2009, 03:57
  2. An English Lesson for Beginners
    By Anonymous in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-Jul-2008, 08:10
  3. More Cars
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Mar-2005, 10:20
  4. a man to be made whole
    By beeja in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Jul-2004, 09:55
  5. Use of 'made of' or 'made from' or 'made out of'
    By Saritha Enoch in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2004, 16:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •