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    past tense before gerund

    Is the grammar in this sentence correct? (specifically, the past tense before a gerund)

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    Re: past tense before gerund

    There is nothing wrong with a past tense before a gerund, but the sentence you have there is odd. You could manage with either fulfilled or completed - you don't need both.

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    Re: past tense before gerund

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    There is nothing wrong with a past tense before a gerund, but the sentence you have there is odd. You could manage with either fulfilled or completed - you don't need both.
    Agreed. But I don't think you can't say 'completed her role' though.
    It's either 'fulfilled her role' or 'completed her job/task',.

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