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finding vs. finds #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 03, 2013 15:49 pm   finding vs. finds
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #271 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (10)", question 9

He often thought that ......... a suitable partner is more important than making money.

(a) finds
(b) finding
(c) find
(d) found

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #271 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (10)", answer 9

He often thought that finding a suitable partner is more important than making money.

Correct answer: (b) finding

Your answer was: incorrect
He often thought that finds a suitable partner is more important than making money.
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Why not finds? He wants to settle down with a suitable a partner....
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finding vs. finds #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 03, 2013 17:10 pm   finding vs. finds
 

The main verb is 'thought'.
The sentence would need to be written like this in order to use 'finds':
He often thought that if he finds a suitable partner that will be more important than making money.
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