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simple past of 'cut' #1 (permalink) Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:45 am   simple past of 'cut'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #273 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (12)", question 4

Thomas ......... himself when he fell on a sharp piece of glass.

(a) to cut
(b) cutting
(c) cut
(d) cuts

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #273 "Gerund and Infinitive Practice (12)", answer 4

Thomas cut himself when he fell on a sharp piece of glass.

Correct answer: (c) cut

Your answer was: incorrect
Thomas cuts himself when he fell on a sharp piece of glass.
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Hello,
Please could you explain to me why the verb cuts is not correct in this sentence?
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simple past of 'cut' #2 (permalink) Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:21 am   simple past of 'cut'
 

Hi,

Here you need the past simple 'cut' because the other verb in the sentence is 'fell' (past simple). Remember verbs like 'cut' and 'put' do not change in the past tense. Thomas cuts (present simple) Thomas cut (past simple).

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simple past of 'cut' #3 (permalink) Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:35 am   simple past of 'cut'
 

Hello Alan,

you're right, you make me open my eyes!!!

Best Regards,

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