Question by  alexoxox (5)

When is a shift in verb tense allowable?


Answer by  patti (29325)

A shift if verb tense is only acceptable when it is used properly to support the meaning the story or communication.


Answer by  HelpChat (494)

Verb tenses indicate when an action happens. Shifting the verb tense is allowable if it will make the time-frame of the verb match the event. For example: "I need to run to the store," indicates the future. When you get back you might say that, "I ran there."

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