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    Re: process esssy

    Quote Originally Posted by LevyLi View Post
    process essay


    I used the past tense [not a quote] to describe the process for making a fried chicken.

    In step 1, I thawed a frozen chicken.
    In step 2, I breaded the thawed chicken.
    In step 3, I fried the breaded chicken.

    If someone wants to ask the question, "How did you thaw the frozen chicken?,"
    could he or she say "When the chicken was frozen, how did you thaw it?"

    The word did makes the verb it goes with past tense, so thaw is correct.

    "Under what conditions?" is the wrong question. It's asking what your working conditions were: What was the kitchen was like, what the weather was like, whether the kitchen full of people, whether the house on fire, and so on.

    Those are the conditions you were working under. The aswer won't explain how you fried the chicken.


    Are the two sentences identical?

    No.


    I have this confusion, because the sentence "The president was a boss" indicates the current president was a boss [delete the comma] and now isn't.

    You can say "the boss" or "a boss," but "the/a boss" is incorrect.


    In the example, I describe the former position of the person mentioned now.
    I think "When the fried chicken was the frozen chicken" is also allowable to describe the former state of the fried chicken.

    It's makes sense and is grammatical, but it's not natural.
    Start all sentences with capital letters, including sentences that are quotes.
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 29-Oct-2020 at 13:54.
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    #12

    Re: process esssy

    I see you posted the same thread here.

    Please do not post the same question simultaneously to more than one forum. Doing so wastes our valuable time. Instead, post your question to one forum and wait for replies. If you're not satisfied with those replies, you can try another forum, but please indicate in your thread that you've already asked the same question elsewhere (provide a link), and outline why you were not satisfied with the answers you received already.
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    #13

    Re: process esssy

    Sorry!

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    #14

    Re: process esssy

    Two things, LeviLi. One, it seems that you didn't pay attention to the answers you got at English Forums. Two, is this a real life situation? (How could the boy not have seen his mother prepare the chicken?)
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