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    Question simple present in narratives

    Hello,

    Could you please tell me if the following verbs in the simple present are ok (I found them in a joke and I am not used to reading texts about past events with verbs in the present):
    'He then pulls the string and the bird screeches :" Buenos dias!"'
    It's rather strange to see 'then' next to a simple present verb.
    2. In :
    'The bird was sitting high on a perch.'
    is 'high' an adverb or adjective?

    Thanks a million,
    Dreamer

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    Smile Re: simple present in narratives

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009 View Post
    Hello,

    Could you please tell me if the following verbs in the simple present are ok (I found them in a joke and I am not used to reading texts about past events with verbs in the present):
    'He then pulls the string and the bird screeches :" Buenos dias!"'
    It's rather strange to see 'then' next to a simple present verb.
    2. In :
    'The bird was sitting high on a perch.'
    is 'high' an adverb or adjective? It's an adverb

    Thanks a million,
    Dreamer

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