TSI Writing: Oh Deer, Which Verb Tense is Correct?
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Select the best version of the italicized part of the sentence. If you think the original sentence is best, choose the first answer.
The train conductor expected to have spotted the deer on the track before dusk last night.
|Writing Assessment||Subject-Verb Agreement|
A story behind this late day creature encounter But the
only story we care about begins with once upon a
time there was a sense that needed a past tense
verb How do we know we're looking for expected Well
the clue is before dusk last night the conductor's spotted
the deer a day ago named bambi not a mother
Yeah we're crying so we need to past tense verb
here That's it And i remember the movie bambi versus
godzilla That's Kind of what It's like a train track
Well save the loser ball here The verb needs to
remain in the past tense to be grammatically correct So
that eliminates the present tense Expect so Get rid of
b and the president progressive is expecting like it's pregnant
d so get ready Yeah Meanwhile may expect see expresses
possibility and situation with the deer went down last night
So that's it The answer's A expected and wear shmoop 00:01:13.78 --> [endTime] thief