Student or Learner
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,