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    1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the thi

    Hello All,
    I wanted to know if we can use 3rd person singular with simple past tense.
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    1) How did that house catches fire in that movie?.
    2) How did the police catch the thief in that novel?.

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: 1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the

    Yes, but change 'catches' to 'catch' in #1.

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    #3

    Re: 1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the

    Remember not to put a period ("full stop" in British English) after a question mark.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: 1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes, but change 'catches' to 'catch' in #1.
    Thankyou

    Is there any other way we can write this sentence?
    Last edited by farhankhan2007; 22-Apr-2017 at 18:40.

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    Re: 1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Remember not to put a period ("full stop" in British English) after a question mark.
    Is it okay in American English.?

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    Re: 1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the

    No.

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    Re: 1) How did that house catches fire in that movie? 2) How did the police catch the

    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    Is it okay in American English.?
    We don't use a full stop and a question mark together. The only punctuation that can go after a question mark is a closing quotation mark or a closing bracket.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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