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    Exclamation Those animals which eat grass and leaves were kept in a grassy field.

    The following paragraph written by a teacher. What is the appropriate verb “eat” or “ate” ?

    Another thing we noticed was the feeding arrangements for the different animals. The zoo authorities prepared the most suitable diet for each species. Lions and other meat-eaters were given meat. Birds were given grain or fruit. Those animals which eat grass and leaves were kept in a grassy field.
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    Re: Those animals which eat grass and leaves were kept in a grassy field.

    "eat" is the correct choice. The present tense is used when describing a permanent fact or habitual action. These animals always eat grass and leaves. That's their natural diet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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