Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Bassim is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Bosnian
      • Home Country:
      • Bosnia Herzegovina
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,948

    Bob, a tomcat, who got lost

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Bob, a tomcat, who got lost during a heavy flood, has been found and united with the Thompsons a month later.

  2. #2
    J&K Tutoring Guest

    Re: Bob, a tomcat, who got lost

    Almost.

    Bob, a tomcat who got lost during a heavy flood (no comma after tomcat), has been was found and reunited with the Thompsons a month later.

    Has been found, a preset perfect form, doesn't work with the past setting "a month later". This knowledge of the sequence of events (and the passage of time) demonstrates that it all happened in the past, so past tense forms are required:

    Either had been found and reunited or was found and reunited.

    If we place the reuniting in the present, then:
    Bob, a tomcat who got lost during the heavy flood a month ago, has been found and reunited with the Thompsons.
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 05-Sep-2017 at 08:21.

  3. #3
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    74,136

    Re: Bob, a tomcat, who got lost

    You could say who had got lost, though it's not necessary.

Posting Permissions

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