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    parallel form

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    -He is a very successful playwright ,and wrote the famous play yesterday.

    -He is a very successful playwright ,and writes plays everyday.

    Can we construct a parallel form like those? The first part of the sentence is the present and the other side is past form, is that OK?

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    Re: parallel form

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    -He is a very successful playwright ,and wrote the famous play yesterday.
    This is a very unnatural sentence. if the play was written yesterday, then it is hardly 'the famous play'. It would be very unusual for anybody to write a play in one day.
    -He is a very successful playwright ,and writes plays everyday.
    'Every day' - two words.

    Leave a space after, not before, a punctuation mark.

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    Re: parallel form

    Could you please construct a sentence where the first part is simple present, and the other part is simple past in the parallel form. I couldn't make it.

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    Re: parallel form

    Paul normally arrives on time, but he was late this morning.

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