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    The boss finds out and got angry

    Is it correct

    The boss finds out and got angry
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 29-Sep-2020 at 14:04. Reason: Moved question to body of post and improved title

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    #2

    Re: The boss finds out and got angry

    Quote Originally Posted by Noahh View Post
    Is it the following sentence correct?

    The boss finds out and got angry.
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    No, it is not correct. Look at the tenses. See if you can work out why it is wrong.

    (Note that I have improved your thread title. Titles should include some or all of the words and phrases you are asking us about. Your actual question - in this case you said "Is it correct" - should be in the main part of the post, not the title.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Is it correct?

    Welcome to the forum, Noahh.

    It is not correct. You have a present tense in the first half and a past tense in the second half. We need more context to know which tenses you need.

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    #4

    Re: Is it correct?

    Welcome, Noahh!

    Be sure to punctuate the ends of all sentences, always.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Is it correct?

    Also, Noahh, please correct your Member Profile. Your IP address does not show that you are currently in Australia.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: The boss finds out and got angry

    Welcome to the forum, Noahh. Please update your profile with your correct location.
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    #7

    Re: The boss finds out and got angry

    The boss finds out and ______ angry.

    It's something that happens repeatedly.

    The boss _________ out and got angry.

    It happened once.
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    #8

    Re: The boss finds out and got angry

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    The boss finds out and ______ angry.

    It's something that happens repeatedly. . . .
    Yes. It could also just be the simple present tense:

    I take a pencil home from the office. The boss finds out and gets angry. The next thing I know, I'm broke and out of work, a repo man tows away my Miata, and my girlfriend dumps me for a dentist she meets bungee jumping.
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    #9

    Re: The boss finds out and got angry

    Yes, that's possible too.

    (That's a shame about your Miata. )
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    Re: The boss finds out and got angry

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    bunjie jumping.
    Bungee or bungie, but not bunjie.
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