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    nkillerbee

    The compound sentence below is incorrect because the verbs used are in different tense. Is this a "subject-verb agreement error", "parallelism error" or other?

    It was his duty; therefore, he has to fix the problem.

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    Re: nkillerbee

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    The compound sentence below is incorrect because the verbs used are in different tense. Is this a "subject-verb agreement error", "parallelism error" or other?

    It was his duty; therefore, he has to fix the problem.
    Why are you claiming that there is an error simply because the two verbs were written in different tenses?
    Do you think that my sentence above is also incorrect?


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    Re: nkillerbee

    Raymott,

    I took a grammar exam where I was expected to identify a "verb-tense agreement" mistake in a sentence. The sentence structure presented in the exam was exactly as the one I provided in the example.

    The professor said that the mistake found in the sentence was a "verb-tense agreement". Therefore, I loss the points for that question.

    Being a professor, I thought he was right, but after your and everybody else's reply to my question, I realized that my answer was correct.

    Thanks for the input.

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