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English problem - grammar question?

English problem - grammar question? Topic: Personal statement essays examples
April 19, 2019 / By Angelle
Question: I am writing an essay, and i have some confusion about tenses. If i write something about the past in my essay, but in some parts of the essay, I'm writing something which is my personal statement or opinon about it, or something that is still true to this date, do i write them in past tense or present tense? example: The Europeans were...... Because of this, it determines or it distinguishes it symbolises (Should these be written in past tense, present or either? i.e. should it be be written as "determines" or "determined" or either?) Thank you.
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Willis Willis | 4 days ago
Your first suggestion is the correct one. Past tense for the event, present tense for the commentary.
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Willis Originally Answered: English grammar: Question regarding the placement of "is". What is the difference of the following grammar?
Correct: Do you know when the party is? Does she know where those documents are? The other sentences are incorrect. Why do we put the verb "to be" (is, are, etc.) at the end of the sentence? It has something to do with noun clauses and embedded questions. ONE CLAUSE: (when / where / how / who etc.) + to be or other verb + object Where is it? Who is she? Who made it? Whose is it? How is the weather in London? TWO CLAUSES: The "to be" verb (is, are, etc.) usually goes at the end of the sentence: (Clause one) Do you know (clause two) where it is? (Clause one) Do you know (clause two) who she is? (Clause one) Did he tell you (clause two) who he is? (clause one) Did you ask the teacher (clause two) who made it? Have you found out whose jumper it is yet? Do you know whose it is yet? STATEMENTS are similar: He knows where it is. I know who she is I always like to know where I am. When I go to a party, I want to know who everybody is. I should find out whose jumper it is. I will ask her where she is from. EXCEPTION: When there is an main verb (other than "is"), then it is different. In this case "is" would be placed as follows: What is he doing? He asked me what he is doing. Where is Sarah going? Did Jo tell you where Sarah is going? What is he cooking? Do you know what he is cooking? In these cases the main verb (of the second clause) goes at the end. If there is no main verb, "is" (etc.) goes at the end. This is a rather long answer, I'm afraid, but I hope it is clear and it helps you.
Willis Originally Answered: English grammar: Question regarding the placement of "is". What is the difference of the following grammar?
Do you know where Mr. Nakamoto is? Do you know when the party is? Does she know where those documents are? I think the reason English speakers put the verb at the end is because the subject is the most important part of the sentence, so you want to say it as soon as possible. The majority of English speakers will say the verb at the end in those cases

Sefton Sefton
The Europeans were green, because of this, it determined the amount they could camouflage themselves. It Symbolises the tactics they used in that era.
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Neil Neil
Of how I think of it, you're going to show your teacher after you wrote it so maybe past tense. Determined
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Neil Originally Answered: English Grammar Question - Either Neither?
Well, they mean completely different things, but I don't see a grammatical error. I think the subject and verb tense is correct in both sentences because either is singular, and neither is singular - so the verb 'helps' would be correct in each sentence.

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