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    #1

    Although he didnot

    Although he did not win, but he put up a good fight.

    Is 2nd setence in the past tense? If so, why?

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    #2

    Re: Although he didnot

    There's only one sentence, with two clauses. The sentence is ungrammatical.
    You can say "Although he did not win, he put up a good fight" or "He did not win, but he put up a good fight."
    Both clauses of both of those sentences are in the past tense.
    It's in the past tense because it's referring to something that happened in the past.

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    #3

    Re: Although he didnot

    ... and "he put up a good fight" is in the past tense while "he puts up a good fight" is in the present.


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    #4

    Re: Although he didnot

    And "They put up a good fight" could be either present or past.

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    Re: Although he didnot

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    ... and "he put up a good fight" is in the past tense while "he puts up a good fight" is in the present.

    Could you help me to understand why this is past tense? I understand we use the 2nd or 3rd form of verb in the past tense whereas in "he put up a good fight" we didn't use the same.

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    #6

    Re: Although he didnot

    The past and the past participle of 'put' are 'put'.
    I am not a teacher.

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