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    He screamed.
    What he did was screamed.

    She writes science fiction.
    What she does is writes science fiction.

    Each second sentence of the couple is right? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    He screamed.
    What he did was screamed.

    She writes science fiction.
    What she does is writes science fiction.

    Each second sentence of the couple is right? Please.
    No, sorry.
    Once you conjugate the verb "to do," then the main verb remains in the bare infinitive -- that is, the "to verb" form without the "to."

    You have "he did" so "screamed" becomes "scream."
    You have "she does" so "writes" becomes "write.

    What he did was scream.
    What she does is write science fiction.

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    Re: Sentence

    He screamed.
    What he did was screamed.

    She writes science fiction.
    What she does is writes science fiction.

    Each second sentence of the couple is right? Please.

    What she did was screaming.

    What she does is writing science fiction.

    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    I appreciate it.

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    #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post

    What she did was screaming.

    What she does is writing science fiction.
    rj, after reading my post, do you still believe yours are correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    rj, after reading my post, do you still believe yours are correct?
    You are right.I just saw your post.Gerund as noun was in my mind.Thanks,Barb_D.

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    Re: Sentence

    Originally Posted by rj1948

    What she did was screaming.

    What she does is writing science fiction.

    These sentences are wrong?

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