Tense Agreement Table

Note that the first part of the sentence relates to the results; That is why the past was used for this part. On the other hand, the current tension was used for the second part, because this part explains what the result means. The APP requires consistency and accuracy in the use of verbs (see APA 7, section 4.12 and Table 4.1). In other words, avoid unnecessary movements in the verb voltage within a paragraph or in nearby paragraphs to ensure a smooth expression. In the sentence The horse walks in the pastures, the verb is the third singular person of the contemporary form of the verb. The basic idea behind the sentence chord is quite simple: all parts of your sentence must match (or accept). The verbs must correspond with their subjects in numbers (singular or plural) and in person (first, second or third). To verify the concordance, you just have to find the verb and ask who or what does the action of this verb, for example: Simple Past: Use the simple form of the past to describe a completed action that took place at a given time in the past (for example. B last year, an hour ago, the last Sunday). In the example below, the specific date of the past is 1998. What tension should be used in the part of the result and discussion of a document? In this example as in the first two, the progressive verbs will have listened and will stand to display the current actions. The perfect progressive verb to come will have listened, proposes proposals for action that will begin in the time frame before the main narrative framework and that will still be in progress when another action begins. The verb is here in its present form, but the rest of the sentence and the full context of the narration tell us to understand that it refers to the future time.

The remaining strained relationships are comparable to those of the first two examples. In all of these cases, the progressive or progressive part of the verb only indicates the current sec, that is, the current action, while another action takes place. General comments on strained relationships apply to simple and perfect times, whether it is a progressive element. One of the most common errors when writing is a tense lack of consistency. Writers often start a sentence in one form, but have found themselves in another. Look at that sentence. See the error? The first verb beginning is in the current form, but it is finished in the past.