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Title: Help please! present/past tense
Post by: cloudymoon on June 26, 2018, 05:38:29 PM
Hello all, any help/advice appreciated. Below is short excerpt from my book, but I am unsure which is right:
The graves were at a small grass and moss clearing in the wood, not far from where they were now. Surrounded by fallen trees and banks of brambles, they were secluded and rarely visited; only by....
or should it be:
The graves were at a small grass and moss clearing in the wood, not far from where they were now. Surrounded by fallen trees and banks of brambles, they are secluded and rarely visited; only by.....

Or is either OK?

Many thanks

Title: Re: Help please! present/past tense
Post by: Mrs N on July 08, 2018, 09:25:26 AM
Hello all, any help/advice appreciated. Below is short excerpt from my book, but I am unsure which is right:
The graves were at a small grass and moss clearing in the wood, not far from where they were now. Surrounded by fallen trees and banks of brambles, they were secluded and rarely visited; only by....
or should it be:
The graves were at a small grass and moss clearing in the wood, not far from where they were now. Surrounded by fallen trees and banks of brambles, they are secluded and rarely visited; only by.....

Or is either OK?

Many thanks

I'd pick the first. 'were' not 'are'.
Title: Re: Help please! present/past tense
Post by: cloudymoon on July 12, 2018, 08:57:21 AM
Thanks Mrs N, you've confirmed what I thought. ;)
Title: Re: Help please! present/past tense
Post by: Mrs N on July 12, 2018, 09:36:16 AM
Coolio. 8)