Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,277
    #1

    correct verbs

    Mr Tim was a greedy farmer. He had many hens that laid eggs twice a week. He sold / would sell the eggs a the market and make / made a lot of money.

    Which verbs in bold pint should I use?


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 1,740
    #2

    Re: correct verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Mr Tim was a greedy farmer. He had many hens that laid eggs twice a week. He sold / would sell the eggs a the market and make / made a lot of money.

    Which verbs in bold pint should I use?
    You can use both Sold/would sell in this context.
    If it was sold, you must use `made'.
    If it was would sell, you can use both `made' and `make'?

    He makes a lot of money = [simple present] [makes not make]
    Generally, He makes a lot of money by doing that.
    He made a lot of money. [simple past]
    In the past he did that which he may not continue now.
    Last edited by user_gary; 27-Mar-2007 at 15:15.


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 1,740
    #3

    Re: correct verbs

    I have edited again the above post.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,277
    #4

    Re: correct verbs

    Thanks, Gary.

Similar Threads

  1. Phrasal Verbs Decoded
    By kvinchuca in forum English Phrasal Verbs
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-Dec-2005, 16:39
  2. need help with verbs
    By maiden67 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2005, 02:30
  3. Participle verb OR preposition verb?
    By elaineyi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2005, 09:09
  4. intransitive & nontransitive verbs
    By 1364 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-Oct-2005, 02:27
  5. Are All IELTS Answers Correct?
    By artast in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-Aug-2005, 00:46

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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